• We could say if somebody wants to keep rabbits, they get hutches and they do things properly," he said. (opb.org)
  • Variations between individual rabbits, as well as between breeds, must be considered when interpreting behaviors. (ohio4h.org)
  • Since winning the Good Design Award and IDEA Bronze in 2001, the Rabbit Corkscrew has brought oenophiles closer to that flavorful first sip. (fab.com)
  • In 2001 animal lovers opposing plans to cull rabbits in Southwold handed in a 1,225 signature petition to the chief executive of Waveney District Council urging it to reconsider its plans for the creatures. (lowestoftjournal.co.uk)
  • That's when Chenevert started treating the rabbits near her home like pets. (opb.org)
  • She said some of her neighbors are treating the rabbits as pets, and pets need to be kept on leashes when they're outdoors. (opb.org)
  • The more you cater to their natural tendencies (sniffing, nudging, chewing, digging) the more fulfilled your rabbit will be and she'll be less willing to chew on your furniture. (mercurynews.com)
  • They are part of the look of Southwold and I know that my grandchildren when they come here think the rabbits are very cute. (lowestoftjournal.co.uk)
  • But for some reason, these rabbits survived to do what their species does best: Reproduce, again and again and again. (opb.org)
  • The brush rabbit does not dig its own burrow or den, but uses the burrow of other species, brush piles, or forms. (ovlc.org)
  • One of the first things a visitor will notice is that the Cannon Beach rabbits aren't afraid of humans. (opb.org)
  • Anderson said his grandchildren enjoy the rabbits. (opb.org)
  • Rabbits are rarely wrong. (englishclub.com)
  • Studies done on the brush rabbit in Oregon also showed that it rarely left the brushy areas it inhabits. (ovlc.org)
  • A rabbit does not express all of these behaviors in each situation. (ohio4h.org)
  • Hares and rabbits are lagomorphs and belong to the Leporidae family. (teara.govt.nz)
  • Hares are generally bigger than rabbits. (teara.govt.nz)
  • Hares are a nuisance in some parts of New Zealand, but do not damage vegetation the way rabbits do. (teara.govt.nz)
  • There are many other species of rabbit, and these, along with cottontails, pikas and hares make up the Order Lagomorpha. (mcgill.ca)
  • What's the Difference Between Rabbits and Hares? (nationalgeographic.com)
  • Hares and rabbits look similar, and some may hop to the conclusion that they're the same animal. (nationalgeographic.com)
  • Hares and rabbits are in the same family, Leporidae , but they're 'different species, like sheep and goats are different species,' Steven Lukefahr , a geneticist at Texas A&M University in Kingsville, said via email. (nationalgeographic.com)
  • Hares are also larger, have longer ears, and are less social than rabbits. (nationalgeographic.com)
  • Newborn hares, called leverets, are fully developed at birth-furred with open eyes-while newborn rabbits, called kittens or kits, are born undeveloped, with closed eyes, no fur, and an inability to regulate their own temperature, Stott said. (nationalgeographic.com)
  • Their nests are also worlds apart-'hares live completely aboveground, lacking the normal burrow or warren system of rabbits,' said Michael Sheriff , an ecologist at Penn State in University Park, Pennsylvania. (nationalgeographic.com)
  • Few people today realize that a difference exists between rabbits and hares. (bellaonline.com)
  • cottontail rabbit, animal of the order Lagomorpha, which includes the hares and rabbits, except for the domestic, or European, rabbit , which is in a separate species. (encyclopedia.com)
  • jack rabbit Any of several large, slender, long-eared hares of w North America . (encyclopedia.com)
  • If cottontail rabbits are your only concern, an 18- to 24-inch fence will do the trick. (ehow.com)
  • Cottontail rabbits have done really well in Utah over the past few years. (utah.gov)
  • Biologists aren't sure why it occurs, but cottontail rabbits across the country experience a 10-year population cycle. (utah.gov)
  • The Rabbits' Wedding was published on April 30, 1958, and depicted the love affair and wedding of two bunnies, one white and one black. (wikipedia.org)
  • The rabbits are apparently protecting two baby bunnies. (neatorama.com)
  • Bunnies have long been a favorite subject of writers - think Beatrix Potter and Lewis Carroll - and don't forget American folklore's Br'er Rabbit of the Uncle Remus stories. (latimes.com)
  • To create the small Arizona town battling thousands of humongous carnivorous killer bunnies, domestic rabbits were filmed against miniature models, but for the attack scenes, the filmmaker used actors in rabbit costumes. (latimes.com)
  • The latter group has larger ears and hind legs than their rabbit kin, and give birth to children called leverets rather than bunnies. (bellaonline.com)
  • through education, we seek to reduce the number of unwanted rabbits -- and to improve bunnies' lives -- by helping people better understand these often misunderstood companion animals. (idealist.org)
  • Your generousity allowed us to take in many rabbits and provide medical care for those bunnies who came to us in need. (constantcontact.com)
  • The common European rabbit ( Oryctolagus cuniculus ) is native to Spain and Portugal, and has adapted to that region's unpredictable Mediterranean climate. (teara.govt.nz)
  • Rabbits of the genus Oryctolagus are susceptible to RCD. (usda.gov)
  • Wild rabbits in the US, such as the cottontail and jack rabbit, are not of the genus Oryctolagus and are not susceptible to RCD. (usda.gov)
  • An exception to this is a population of rabbits of the genus Oryctolagus that live on the San Juan Islands, Washington. (usda.gov)
  • Oryctolagus cuniculus ) is the only species of rabbit to be domesticated. (mcgill.ca)
  • Native to southern Europe and North Africa, the rabbit ( Oryctolagus cuniculus ) has been introduced to all continents, except Antarctica and Asia. (cabi.org)
  • Place the rabbits you select in separate cages. (angelfire.com)
  • In these unspeakably brutal systems, rabbits are packed into wire cages with barely enough space to stretch, turn around or lie down, let alone hop, run or socialise. (thepetitionsite.com)
  • all rabbits, except the cottontail rabbit, live underground in burrows or warrens. (mcgill.ca)
  • Plans are also being drawn up to rip up rabbit burrows with bulldozers after the virus has spread through a population. (newscientist.com)
  • Unlike the European rabbit, they do not dig their own burrows but make a nest in a depression in the ground. (encyclopedia.com)
  • To find rabbits in lower elevations, look in the bottom of valleys that have tall sagebrush and deep, loose soil that have burrows the rabbits can hide in. (utah.gov)
  • Rabbits have been around in my life for years When my children were younger there were many wild rabbits with young in their burrows. (hubpages.com)
  • They are the smallest rabbits in the United States and one of only two types in North America that dig their own burrows. (latimes.com)
  • Start your search for rabbits, hutches and supplies at the local farm supply store. (garden.org)
  • Learn how to find good condition on young rabbits, as well. (angelfire.com)
  • Hyraxes, like rabbits, are not rodents. (mcgill.ca)
  • Although rabbits are not rodents, most people think of them as such, and give little thought to their well-being. (bellaonline.com)
  • This Pygmy Rabbit is the smallest species of its kind in North America, and it is also one of the only two species of rabbit in the world that digs its own burrow. (bartleby.com)
  • The giant rabbits plod around like dogs, where as the small rabbits, they tend to burrow and be scatty," owner Annett Edwards told Caters TV. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • There is an exception to the burrowing-bunny rule-the cottontail , a type of American rabbit that does not burrow. (nationalgeographic.com)
  • Unlike other cottontails, the Pygmy rabbit ( Brachylagus idahoensis ) digs its own burrow rather than relying on those left by other mammals. (bellaonline.com)
  • Here are the top ten reasons rescued rabbits make great pets. (petfinder.com)
  • Do Rabbits Make Good Pets? (petfinder.com)
  • Not only does this make the rabbit sound more interesting and adoptable, but it helps to remind the people that they have a responsibility, too. (petfinder.com)
  • Friendly, gentle and oh-so-silent, rabbits make excellent companions. (petsmart.com)
  • After raising rabbits for 28 years, I still don't know what sound they make. (garden.org)
  • If the prospect of raising rabbits and eating them doesn't appeal to you, they also make excellent pets. (garden.org)
  • Of course, one or two pet rabbits won't make nearly as much manure as the family unit of three plus offspring. (garden.org)
  • After two weeks with no leads, they burn the forest, killing everything in it -- including the rabbit -- and make no apologies. (emofree.com)
  • These rabbits make up part of the chaparral community that covers so much of California, foraging for grass and in turn providing food for coyotes and other large mammals. (bellaonline.com)
  • But the virus will certainly make a huge difference to rabbit numbers. (newscientist.com)
  • Jojo Rabbit" is meant to make you mad, while it, also, touches your heart. (rottentomatoes.com)
  • It's a great idea to try to help him and make him healthy again, but it's a little ridiculous to blame me for not helping the rabbit and taking him to the vet when it's a wild rabbit," he said. (yahoo.com)
  • This can make it difficult for albino rabbits to stay out of harm's way. (ehow.co.uk)
  • If you have them when they are very young, you can make them as quite as domestic rabbits, they will eat out of your hands. (hubpages.com)
  • So make your new pet rabbit comfortable. (hubpages.com)
  • It's a million-to-one chance rabbits should make such an astounding find. (history.com)
  • A couple in western P.E.I. has turned their hobby rabbit farm into a tourist experience where visitors can brush wool from the rabbits and make crafts. (cbc.ca)
  • Visitors can book in for a two-hour experience where they will brush the wool from the rabbits, spin it, and make a craft. (cbc.ca)
  • On Wednesday, his Interior secretary, Gale Norton, and four environmental groups bypassed a set of costly and time-wasting lawsuits and agreed on a quick action plan to protect 29 vanishing animal and plant species, such as the pygmy rabbit of Washington State and the Carson wandering skipper butterfly of California. (csmonitor.com)
  • The Columbia Basin Pygmy Rabbit, or Brachylagus idahoensis, is listed as endangered by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. (bartleby.com)
  • Chris Warren, federal coordinator of the pygmy rabbit program, likens the effort to the reintroduction of the California condor. (latimes.com)
  • The offspring are genetically 75% Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit, a percentage that has been deemed high enough to count as a survival of the species. (latimes.com)
  • 6. Live Rabbits are NOT Necessary as Props. (change.org)
  • however, they estimate that only one in ten people who own or raise rabbits are members of ARBA. (usda.gov)
  • Local Rabbits were a Canadian alternative rock band based in Montreal, Quebec, active in the 1990s and early 2000s. (wikipedia.org)
  • Local Rabbits formed in 1990 when its members were teenagers. (wikipedia.org)
  • Himalayan rabbits were one of the first breeds of rabbits, and their origin is unknown. (wikipedia.org)
  • All pet breeds of rabbits - such as dwarf lops, angoras, etc. - are of this species. (mcgill.ca)
  • John Updike is known for his famous character in the Rabbit Omnibus books called Harry. (bartleby.com)
  • Rabbit, Run by John Updike is a novel about a young man named Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom who leaves his pregnant wife and young child and begins a journey to find happiness and freedom. (bartleby.com)
  • Everything you need to understand or teach Rabbit, Run by John Updike . (bookrags.com)
  • Rabbit, Run is a novel written by John Updike. (bookrags.com)
  • Rabbit, Run - John Updike - 1960 Introduction Rabbit, Run (1960) is the first of John Updike's quartet of novels about Harry 'Rabbit' Angstrom, a modern American anti-hero. (bookrags.com)
  • Author John Updike (born 1932) mirrored his America in poems, short stories, essays, and novels, especially the four-volume 'Rabbit' series.John Updike was born on March 18, 1932, in Shillington, Penn. (bookrags.com)
  • A population of rabbits became established in the coastal sandhills between Invercargill and Riverton in the 1860s. (teara.govt.nz)
  • n. an American rabbit (genus Sylvilagus ) that has a speckled brownish coat and a white underside to the tail. (encyclopedia.com)
  • Put some drops in their ears ever so often, this what I was told by an avid rabbit lover. (hubpages.com)
  • It's called that because of its fabulous ears, which reminded its namers of a jackass, but it's not even a rabbit. (nationalgeographic.com)
  • Floppy ears rabbit. (lulu.com)
  • Rabbits have long ears and long hindlegs for jumping. (outdooralabama.com)
  • Never lift the rabbit by its ears. (hubpages.com)
  • Rabbits are small mammals in the family Leporidae of the order Lagomorpha, found in several parts of the world. (wikimedia.org)
  • Wikimedia Commons has media related to Gotland rabbit . (wikipedia.org)
  • Keeping local predators in the area can help keep rabbits at bay. (ehow.com)
  • What Do You Use to Keep Rabbits From Eating Plants? (reference.com)
  • Keeping chickens in such a way could lead to prosecution, yet it is still, unbelievably, perfectly legal to keep rabbits, animals as intelligent, sociable and sensitive as cats or dogs, in battery-style units. (thepetitionsite.com)
  • These estimates do not include rabbits which are pets or show rabbits. (usda.gov)
  • At the intermediate level through hands on activities you will learn how to select, judge, give oral reasons, show rabbits, tattoo, keep records and detect diseases. (missouri.edu)
  • While questions are still swirling about what caused the rabbit's death, on social media many are wondering about giant rabbits and where they can get their hands on one. (usatoday.com)
  • A lot of people think smaller rabbits are easier to handle than larger breeds, but that's not always the case, according to Eric Stewart, Executive Director of American Rabbit Breeders Association (ARBA), Inc., about giant rabbits and whether they are good pets. (usatoday.com)
  • The giant rabbits may not always be the first rabbit someone thinks of for companion animal, but they actually have some of best temperaments and have a very docile nature. (usatoday.com)
  • Giant rabbits are bred for size," Stewart said. (usatoday.com)
  • Stewart said some giant rabbits, which can run from $30 from backyard breeders to $400 or more for purebred rabbits, can compete in competitions much like dog agility courses. (usatoday.com)
  • In 1995, as a result of a laboratory accident in southern Australia, the virus escaped and killed 10 million rabbits in 8 weeks. (usda.gov)
  • Killed virus vaccines to protect domestic rabbits have been developed in Europe and used in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. (usda.gov)
  • Hawks, foxes, coyotes and owls all prey upon rabbits, as do domestic cats and dogs. (ehow.com)
  • The 10-pound New Zealand White is the most common domestic rabbit in America today. (garden.org)
  • Rabbits were domesticated in French monasteries between AD 600 and 1000 and domestic rabbits probably reached Britain in the twelfth century (the young were considered a delicacy) and were later spread throughout the British Isles, and to other islands in the north-east Atlantic. (cabi.org)
  • Domestic rabbits are not as easy to rear and keep as a pet as you might think. (hubpages.com)
  • Treating a domestic rabbit gently is very important. (hubpages.com)
  • Here are a few tips on how to pick a domestic rabbit up. (hubpages.com)
  • A single female rabbit can have 45 offspring in a year, producing a litter of four or five kittens every six weeks. (teara.govt.nz)
  • Learn about topics such as How to Train a Rabbit , How to Litter Train a Rabbit , How to Teach Your Rabbit to Come when Called , and more with our helpful step-by-step instructions with photos and videos. (wikihow.com)
  • I was completely unaware that animals with white furs, such as white polar bears and white dogs and white rabbits, were considered blood relations of white human beings," Williams commented. (wikipedia.org)
  • Rabbits are animals with needs different than other house pets. (google.com)
  • Gotland rabbit breeders strive to produce animals that can consist on natural types of feed, mainly a good quality hay, which may be replaced with fresh grass and other non-toxic plants during summertime. (wikipedia.org)
  • Has the rabbit lived with other animals successfully? (petfinder.com)
  • How did the rabbit react to animals met at the shelter? (petfinder.com)
  • Rabbit is a good friend of A.A. Milne's beloved bear and the self-appointed leader of the band of animals living in the Hundred Acre Wood who have appeared in numerous Disney movies, including one releasing this summer. (latimes.com)
  • Approximately 90% of ARBA members breed rabbits for exhibition or are commercial raisers with up to several thousand animals. (usda.gov)
  • Today, domesticated rabbits are kept as companion animals. (hubpages.com)
  • That's another way they differ from rabbits, which the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals describes as ' delightful companion animals . (nationalgeographic.com)
  • As prey animals, rabbits have a strong reaction to the presence of predators in their areas. (ehow.com)
  • Dr Tanja Strive from CSIRO's Biosecurity Flagship and the Invasive Animals CRC has found that some rabbits in cool, high-rainfall areas carry a benign virus that gives them immunity to calicivirus. (www.csiro.au)
  • Habitat encroachment threatens most wild animals in the state, including two of the three rabbit species. (bellaonline.com)
  • The animals were inoculated with a thousand times the dose needed to infect rabbits. (newscientist.com)
  • Unlike dogs or cats, rabbits are prey animals. (change.org)
  • Learn the basics of rabbit housing, diet and behavior right here. (petfinder.com)
  • I think that very much, or most, of rabbit behavior depends on their human teachers. (rabbit.org)
  • By far the most populous rabbit in California is the Brush Rabbit, or Sylvilagus bachmani . (bellaonline.com)
  • one of these, Sylvilagus bachmani riparius, or the river brush rabbit is highly endangered, with its current range restricted to Caswell Memorial State Park in Stanislaus County. (bellaonline.com)
  • Despite earlier claims, Rabbit Junk returned in 2018 with another album, their fifth full-length, titled Rabbit Junk Will Die: Meditations on Mortality. (apple.com)
  • All rabbits and cavies are entered and shown at the risk of the owners and/or exhibitors, and while show sponsors are expected to exercise all reasonable care in the handling and protection of the exhibits, show sponsors will not be liable. (google.com)
  • I know a lot of people don't know that something as simple as a cold can be lethal to both rabbits and cavies (guinea pigs), they just don't have very good immunities against human diseases. (hubpages.com)
  • Wonder why people love rabbits? (petfinder.com)
  • Read the top nine myths about rabbits that many people believe to be true. (petfinder.com)
  • There is no moral difference between the rabbits that people consider friends or family and the rabbit that was killed to produce the unappetizing photo accompanying the article. (washingtonpost.com)
  • Rabbit) is still learning that people are not scary. (petfinder.com)
  • Rabbit) has probably not been handled much in her past and is still learning that good things can happen when people pick her up. (petfinder.com)
  • It may not be a rabbit-themed tale, but what's the only scene people remember nearly 25 years later? (latimes.com)
  • Edwards, who raised both rabbits in rural Worcestershire, England, says the trick is to expose them to people early and often. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • Rabbit Hole, directed with grace and surprising humor by John Cameron Mitchell, is a delicate tale that shares a great deal of the hurt of Robert Redford's Ordinary People. (rottentomatoes.com)
  • In a related note, some people literally take pills and go down the rabbit hole of a psychedelic drug trip. (dictionary.com)
  • These rabbit holes have become so common that people sometimes swap out rabbit for the name of the particular site, e.g. (dictionary.com)
  • People who don't know much about rabbits don't have any idea about the characteristics of these amazing creatures. (rabbit.org)
  • People use craigslist to purchase rabbits to feed to snakes. (change.org)
  • People purchase rabbits for their children without comprehending the magnitude of the responsibility. (change.org)
  • People surrender rabbits out of inconvenience at the expense of the animal's wellbeing. (change.org)
  • Most people are not aware of the benefits of free-roaming rabbits, nor the harms of caging rabbits. (change.org)
  • Two rabbits, one from the Oregon Zoo in Portland and one from Washington State University, were introduced to about 45 people, including representatives from state and federal agencies, private conservation groups, local landowners and reporters. (latimes.com)
  • Rabbits graze a wide range of plants and can cause sufficient damage to kill young trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants. (rhs.org.uk)
  • There are no major rabbit slaughter plants in Iowa, nor are there substantial numbers of research facilities using rabbits. (usda.gov)
  • Although rabbits will eat numerous plants in the garden and landscape, they particularly enjoy beans, peas (Pisum sativum) and carrots (Daucus carota). (ehow.com)
  • Placing a fence around your garden will always be the most effective way of keeping your beans and other plants safe from rabbits. (ehow.com)
  • Letting your pooch have free roam around your beans can also help scare rabbits away from eating your bean plants. (ehow.com)
  • Do Rabbits Eat Strawberry Plants? (ehow.com)
  • Wild rabbits eat grass, flowers and other readily available plants in the summer and switch to eating twigs and bark along with any green vegetation they can find in the winter. (reference.com)
  • In the novel, Harry "Rabbit" Angstrom is a young man in his twenties who feels trapped in his marriage. (bookrags.com)
  • The rabbit on the United flight was a continental rabbit, which is a breed recognized in Europe, but not by ARBA in the United States. (usatoday.com)
  • There are individuals that have harnesses, leashes and take their rabbits on walks and with ARBA we have competition for rabbit hopping with course jumps," he said. (usatoday.com)
  • Four times more nutrient-potent than horse or cow manure and twice as rich as poultry manure, rabbit manure is a more perfectly formed soil conditioner than any I have ever known. (garden.org)
  • In 1997 there were 13,320 farms with rabbits in the US, with a total inventory of 530,189 rabbits. (usda.gov)
  • August 1999 was the last time rabbits left the farm and returned. (usda.gov)
  • If your rabbits eat it and produce offspring that that grow well, don't change. (angelfire.com)
  • In cold weather, it is common for Himalayan rabbits to grow darker hairs in the middle of a white section. (wikipedia.org)
  • How Big Do Mini Lop Rabbits Grow? (reference.com)
  • if this doesn't give pause, consider that, without rabbits, the grasses they eat will grow unchecked, creating even greater fire danger. (bellaonline.com)
  • Rabbit teeth grow constantly, eliminating the possibility of teeth destruction. (hubpages.com)
  • The first reported occurrence of Rabbit Calicivirus Disease in the US was confirmed on April 7, 2000. (usda.gov)
  • Rabbit or hare? (teara.govt.nz)
  • My friend's rabbit found a hare in its soup. (hubpages.com)
  • Our Weird Animal Question of the Week comes from Tristan Ishtar , who asked: 'What's the difference between a rabbit and a hare? (nationalgeographic.com)
  • A fine, well-grown (but young) warren rabbit, kept sometime after it has been killed, and roasted with a stuffing in its belly, eats very like a hare , to the nature of which it approaches. (chestofbooks.com)
  • The rabbit, whose father Darius held the title of the world's biggest rabbit at 4-feet, 4-inches long, was being transported to a celebrity owner. (usatoday.com)
  • The world's biggest bunny rabbit has got competition for his heavyweight title this Easter thanks to his son. (huffingtonpost.com)
  • There are some health and behaviour benefits from the neutering of male rabbits as well. (mcgill.ca)
  • All domesticated rabbits originated from what was originally the European wild rabbit, according to Stewart. (usatoday.com)
  • guns along with dogs are usually employed when catching wild rabbits for food. (mcgill.ca)
  • However, evidence for developing resistance in some Australian wild rabbit populations has now been described, and rabbit numbers are again on the rise. (www.csiro.au)
  • What Do You Feed a Wild Rabbit in a Yard? (reference.com)
  • While we watch CNN and Fox News, wild rabbits roam free in the California wilderness. (bellaonline.com)
  • The next time you see a wild rabbit, consider what it - and other wildlife - does for the state of California, which relies heavily on tourism, adventure sports, and the beauty of its wildlife. (bellaonline.com)
  • Albino rabbits are more likely to be picked off by predators when left unprotected in the wild. (ehow.co.uk)
  • Can You Keep a Wild Rabbit as a Pet? (hubpages.com)
  • Wild rabbits. (hubpages.com)
  • Talk about a rabbit running wild, $90,000 isn't bad for a young man who wasn't supposed to finish the race," executive race director Carey Pinkowski said afterward. (washingtontimes.com)
  • EPHRATA, WASH. - Two groups of tiny, dark-eyed, salt-and-pepper rabbits were released in a sagebrush field in eastern Washington last week, raising the population of Columbia Basin pygmy rabbits in the wild from zero to 20. (latimes.com)
  • We tried to breed rabbits solely from Columbia Basin stock, but they did not produce enough healthy offspring to allow for reestablishment into the wild," said Dave Hays, a biologist with the state of Washington. (latimes.com)
  • The disease occurred in a backyard rabbitry of 27 pet rabbits in west central Iowa. (usda.gov)
  • An outbreak of Rabbit Calicivirus Disease (RCD) occurred beginning March 9 in a backyard rabbitry of 27 pet rabbits in west central Iowa. (usda.gov)
  • In the advanced level of the rabbit project you will have the opportunity to learn more about breeding, genetics, culling, determining pregnancy, designing a rabbitry, anatomy, teaching others, and registering a rabbit, and marketing your product. (missouri.edu)
  • MANKATO, Minn. (AP) - A southern Minnesota college student's spoof video of an apparently tumorous rabbit that he dubbed "Frankenstein" has attracted hundreds of thousands of Internet viewers. (yahoo.com)
  • Australia's biocontrol programs using Myxoma virus in 1950 and the Rabbit Calicivirus in 1995 have been extremely successful in drastically reducing pest rabbit numbers in Australia. (www.csiro.au)
  • The virus was brought to Australia in 1991 and was extensively assessed for its suitability as Australia's second rabbit biocontrol agent. (www.csiro.au)
  • Nevertheless, biological control is by far the most cost effective large-scale control option, and keeping rabbit numbers low is essential for Australia's biodiversity and rural industries. (www.csiro.au)
  • A VIRUS that could wipe out most of Australia's rabbits will be deliberately spread across the country by the end of the month. (newscientist.com)
  • About 5 per cent of adult rabbits and 10 per cent of rabbits under six weeks old survived the onslaught of the escaped virus, says Brian Cooke, an epidemiologist with the Division of Wildlife and Ecology of the CSIRO, Australia's national research organisation. (newscientist.com)