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August 3, 2020 at 9:46 am #4321AnonymousInactive
Amami Rabbit is an ancient hare breed with short ears, so it is also called Amami short-eared rabbit. It is distributed in Japan and is regarded as a close relative of the Arctic rabbit (detailed introduction). They are all left over from ancient times. Also known as a living fossil.
Morphological Characteristics of Amami Rabbit
The biggest feature of the Amami Rabbit is its ears. We all know that the rabbit’s ears should be long, but the Amami Rabbit is a kind of rabbit that is not like a rabbit, because the Amami Rabbit’s ears are very short and look more like a rabbit. Mouse with long ears.
The Amami Rabbit has dark brown fur, and the color of the side of the body ranges from light brown to reddish brown. Their main characteristics are shorter hind legs, small eyes, and significantly shorter ears than other rabbits. The Amami Rabbit has short legs, a strong body, large and curved claws, and is active at night. Their ears are significantly shorter than other rabbits or hares. They live in the forest and only give birth to one baby rabbit per litter. Female rabbits will dig holes on the ground for the young rabbits to hide during the day. In the evening, the female rabbit will open the entrance of the hole to feed the young rabbits, and then cover the hole with plants or dust. They sleep in hidden places during the day. They also make calls, which are a bit like pikas.
Amami Rabbits were endangered by hunting, and Japan enacted legislation to protect them in 1921. However, they are still threatened by deforestation, being killed by dogs and cats, and human interference. The mongoose family used by the islanders to kill venomous snakes also kills Amami Rabbit in large numbers. Deforestation has great harm to them, especially when they sleep during the day, and are often killed together with deforestation.
Main Points of Raising Amami Rabbit
The food of the Amami Rabbit is very random. Although the Amami Rabbit is a completely herbivorous animal, the food it eats is very complicated. It eats some high-quality fairy grass in the hot, and eats some tree roots in the cold. The vitality is very tenacious.
The Amami Rabbit is alert, sensitive to hearing and vision, quick to escape, tightly hidden, strong in reproduction, and although there are many predators, there are few animals that can catch it. It goes out at night and it likes to walk many times and repeat the past. The fixed old road. Starting at dusk, activities all night, sometimes the day has not yet returned, during the day when the sky is dark, drizzle, and the roads are sparsely crowded.
Amami Rabbit have complex eating habits and depend on the habitat environment. They generally like to eat young grass, wild vegetables and the leaves of certain shrubs. They eat grass roots in winter. Amami Rabbit live near farmland and steal sweet potatoes, vegetables and newly unearthed bean sprouts. Soybean seedlings, broad bean seedlings, and soybean seedlings are particularly harmful. It gives birth to three or four litters each year in a shallow and hidden rabbit nest, with 5-6 babies per litter, and the baby rabbits can run a few hours after birth.
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