Thursday, March 15, 2012

European Rabbit Featured on MSNBC's Animal Tracks

This wonderful photo of a European Rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus)  native to southwest Europe and northwest Africa was featured on MSNBC's Animal Tracks slide show this week.  The European Rabbit is the only species of rabbit to be domesticated. The 40+ breeds of rabbits we all know as our companions are the same species. No wonder they are all so beautiful!  (Photo credit: Patrick Pleul / EPA)