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Animals: Rabbits and Hares

These sites are about rabbits and hares. Learn the similarities and differences between them. There is information on wild rabbits, their behavior, and economic importance to humans, and sites about how to care for domestic rabbits. There are videos, audio clips, lesson plans, and many pictures. Included is an eThemes resource on farm animals.

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Watch 15 videos, see 47 photographs, and read the Rabbit fact file. NOTE: This site includes links to social networking sites.
Watch videos, see photographs, and read fact files of the 19 species who are members of the Leporidae family including, various hares, rabbits, and jackrabbits. NOTE: This site includes links to social networking sites and a blog.
Watch this video in which two rabbit owners set up an obstacle course for their rabbits based on different breed characteristics. This can be integrated into a science lesson on experimentation.
This page has quick facts about rabbits and hares, and their differences. NOTE: This site contains ads.
Here is a listing of wild rabbits and hares. Click on the thumbnail images to see a complete species profile. NOTE: This site has ads.
Read or listen to this news story from England about what happens to many pet rabbits that are given as gifts at Easter and Christmas. NOTE: This site leads to a chat room with discussion boards.
Read an article about a pet rabbit whose actions may have saved her owners life.
Watch this video interview with an English couple who breed rabbits for competetive rabbit shows. Includes footage of baby bunnies.
Take this interactive five-question quiz to test your knowledge of rabbits.
Here are many printable worksheets and craft activities relating to rabbits and hares. NOTE: This site leads to a chat room with discussion boards.
This site has lots of information about how to care for pet rabbits, including common myths about rabbits and reason why you should or should not choose to get one.
This site has many pictures and lots of in-depth information about lagomorphs, the order that includes rabbits, hares, and pikas. NOTE: Reading level is too advanced for younger students, but there is good background information for teachers.
This page describes what happened when European rabbits were released in Australia and some of the efforts to control them.
Here is a fill-in-the-blank worksheet about the impact that rabbits have had on the environment in Australia.
Students can learn about the Arctic hare on this site. Explore "Games and Activities" or "Studying the Arctic Hare." One of the games involves labeling videos with the proper title. Teachers should click on "For Educators" to see lesson plans, activities, games, and crossword puzzles.
Learn about different animals that live on farms, including cows, horses, dogs, cats, and more. Includes many photos, plus audio files of the animal sounds. There are activities, games, and online stories relating to farm life. Includes links to eThemes Resources on dairy farms, snakes, chickens, and Missouri animals.

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