Flemish Giant Rabbit

ORYCTOLAGUS CUNICULUS

The Flemish Giant Rabbit is the largest rabbit species in the world. Males can tip the scales at over 13 pounds.

Originally, Giants were bred for meat, however, a high bone to meat ratio stopped that practice and breeding for show became more popular.

There are many different breeds of domestic rabbit, with various sizes, temperaments, and care requirements. As with breeds of dogs, rabbit breeds were selectively bred by humans at different times to achieve certain desired characteristics (including coat color and texture, size, and body shape). There are 48 rabbit breeds recognized by the American Rabbit Breeders Association in the United States and over 50 rabbit breeds recognized by the British Rabbit Council.

Rabbit re-eat their feces to adequately digest their harsh foods.

Our Current Residents

Agnes, Female - Born 2016

Agnes was donated to ZooMontana after being raised through 4H. She is a gentle being and enjoys a good pat.

Taxonomy

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Mammalia
  • Order: Lagomorpha
  • Family: Leporidae
  • Genus: Oryctolagus
  • Species: Oryctolagus cuniculus

Animal Facts

  • Herbivore


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