Meet Poppy, our school rabbit. She is a female rabbit, called a doe. Like guinea pigs, rabbits are also herbivores, which means that they only eat plants.
During the school lockdown, Poppy has been staying with Mrs McDonnell. She will come back to St Peter's soon.
Some interesting facts about rabbits:
- A female rabbit is called a doe and a male rabbit is called a buck.
- A young rabbit is called a kit (or kitten).
- Rabbits live in groups.
- The European rabbit lives underground, in burrows. A group of burrows is known as a warren.
- More than half of the world’s rabbits live in North America.
- Rabbits have long ears which can be as long as 10 cm (4 in).
- Rabbits have a lifespan of around 10 years.
- Rabbits are herbivores (plant eaters).
- Rabbits are born with their eyes closed and without fur.