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Rabbits are small mammals in the family Leporidae of the order Lagomorpha. Rabbits are ground dwellers. They can be found on every continent except Antarctica. Their habitat includes deserts, forests, grasslands, and prairies. Rabbits have long ears, long powerful hind legs and a short tail. Rabbits have an acute sense of hearing, which is vastly developed. There are about 50 rabbit species in the world. The smallest rabbit is the Pygmy Rabbit. It lives in North America and weighs 0.9 pounds. The largest rabbit is the German Gray Giant; it weighs over 23 pounds. Rabbits are used as companion pets, for meat or clothing. Unfortunately wild rabbits are often considered pests; this is an important problem especially in Australia.




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