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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-17-2007, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
 
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Ever heard of the VOLCANO RABBIT?

I came across something interesting today and I thought I would share... Its the VOLCANO RABBIT. One of the worlds most endangered species. Only found in mexico. Here is some info:

The critically endangered Volcano Rabbit is found in pine forests and grassy and rocky terrain on the volcanic mountains of Mexico. Noted as the world’s second smallest rabbit, this nocturnal creature is identified by its small round ears with white at the base, short legs, short thick yellow black fur, and light grey belly.

Its semi dark fur helps them to blend into the surrounding rocks when hiding from predators. They live in groups in underground burrows and emit high pitched sounds instead of thumping its feet on the ground to warn others of danger.

Adult Volcano Rabbits breed March to July and give birth to four babies from April to August. Born in underground nests, the babies are helpless for two weeks, move about and eat solid food after three weeks and are independent after thirty days.
The volcano rabbit feeds on green leaves, herbs and alder tree bark. During the rainy seasons they eat oats and corn. Its habitat is erasing due to the overgrazing of cattle and sheep and the cutting of timber.

Here are some links and of course pics of this interesting breed! Enjoy

http://animaldiversity.ummz.umich.ed...gus_diazi.html

http://www.csus.edu/indiv/g/gervaisb...canorabbit.htm

THEY ARE SO CUTE. I WANT ONE!!!!!!
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oooOOOooo thats interesting!
They are cute too!

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wow, cool!!!!!! thy are so cute! thanks for sharing!
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I love those!! They are one of my favorite lagomorphs . I also like Pikas.




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Wow, they look like little mice!! But so adorable!
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Awww they are soooo cute! Thanks for sharing

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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-20-2007, 09:42 AM
 
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fascinating stuff thanks for sharing..aww theyre cute..and pocket sized! bless...ooh pikas..sweet little things..
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 01-27-2007, 09:38 PM
 
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So cute .
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