Did you know that there are more than 90 species of rabbits, hares, and pikas—the little-known cousin of the rabbit family—and that new species are still being found? Or that baby rabbits nurse from their mothers only once a day? (And did you care to know that some people brew medicinal tea from rabbit pellets?) Wildlife conservationists Susan Lumpkin and John Seidensticker address 95 frequently asked questions about this surprisingly complex group of animals, providing detailed answers from the mundane to the unbelievable. Illustrated with black and white photos throughout and two sections of color photos, the book discusses rabbits' anatomy and physiology, evolutionary history, ecology, behavior, and their relationships with humans.
"As a compendium of the state of knowledge on lagomorphs, Rabbits is unsurpassed."—Choice