Rabbits are small mammals originally from Terra in the family Leporidae of the order Lagomorpha, found in several parts of the world. There are eight different genera in the family classified as rabbits, including the European rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus), cottontail rabbits (genus Sylvilagus; 13 species), and the Amami rabbit (Pentalagus furnessi, an endangered species on Amami Ōshima, Japan). There are many other species of rabbit, and these, along with pikas and hares, make up the order Lagomorpha. The male is called a buck and the female is a doe; a young rabbit is a kitten or kit. Known for their rapid reproductive rate, many of the Second Exodus Arks included a number of rabbits to eventually provide for the colony. In many cases these rabbits were generically altered.
One of the early New Texas colonists set free several families of Jackalopes which were genetically altered rabbits that included the gene to give them small antlers like the mythical animal.
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