Flemish Giant Rabbit
The Flemish Giant Rabbit is the largest rabbit species in the world. Males can tip the scales at over 13 pounds. Originally, Flemish 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.
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Our Current Residents
Agnes, Female - Born May 23, 2016
Agnes was donated to ZooMontana in 2017 after being raised through the 4-H program. Agnes is much larger than Walter and she is more people oriented.
Walter, Male - Born 2020
Walter was donated to ZooMontana from a local family the same year he was born. He acclimated well to his new home and quickly befriended Agnes.
- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Chordata
- Class: Mammalia
- Order: Lagomorpha
- Family: Leporidae
- Genus: Oryctolagus
- Species: Oryctolagus cuniculus
- Herbivore: eats grains and grasses
- Population: stable
- Diurnal: active during the day