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Rabbit

Rabbits are small mammals in the family Leporidae of the order Lagomorpha. Oryctolagus cuniculus includes the European rabbit species and its descendants, the world's 305 breeds of domestic rabbit. Sylvilagus includes 13 wild rabbit species, among them the seven types of cottontail; the European rabbit, introduced on every continent except Antarctica, is familiar throughout the world as a wild prey animal and as a domesticated form of livestock and pet. With its widespread effect on ecologies and cultures, the rabbit is, in many areas of the world, a part of daily life—as food, clothing, a companion, as a source of artistic inspiration. Although once considered rodents, lagomorphs like rabbits have been placed in their own, separate family because of a number of traits their rodent cousins lack, like two extra incisors. Male rabbits are called bucks. An older term for an adult rabbit is coney. Another term for a young rabbit is bunny, though this term is applied informally to rabbits especially domestic ones.

More the term kit or kitten has been used to refer to a young rabbit. A group of rabbits is known as a nest. A group of baby rabbits produced from a single mating is referred to as a litter, a group of domestic rabbits living together is sometimes called a herd. Rabbits and hares were classified in the order Rodentia until 1912, when they were moved into a new order, Lagomorpha. Below are some of the species of the rabbit. Order Lagomorpha Family Leporidae Hares are precocial, born mature and mobile with hair and good vision, while rabbits are altricial, born hairless and blind, requiring closer care. Hares live a solitary life in a simple nest above the ground, while most rabbits live in social groups in burrows or warrens. Hares are larger than rabbits, with ears that are more elongated, with hind legs that are larger and longer. Hares have not been domesticated, while descendants of the European rabbit are bred as livestock and kept as pets. Rabbits have long been domesticated. Beginning in the Middle Ages, the European rabbit has been kept as livestock, starting in ancient Rome.

Selective breeding has generated a wide variety of rabbit breeds, many of which are kept as pets. Some strains of rabbit have been bred as research subjects; as livestock, rabbits are bred for their fur. The earliest breeds were important sources of meat, so became larger than wild rabbits, but domestic rabbits in modern times range in size from dwarf to giant. Rabbit fur, prized for its softness, can be found in a broad range of coat colors and patterns, as well as lengths; the Angora rabbit breed, for example, was developed for its long, silky fur, hand-spun into yarn. Other domestic rabbit breeds have been developed for the commercial fur trade, including the Rex, which has a short plush coat; because the rabbit's epiglottis is engaged over the soft palate except when swallowing, the rabbit is an obligate nasal breather. Rabbits have two sets of one behind the other; this way they can be distinguished from rodents, with which they are confused. Carl Linnaeus grouped rabbits and rodents under the class Glires.

However, recent DNA analysis and the discovery of a common ancestor has supported the view that they do share a common lineage, thus rabbits and rodents are now referred to together as members of the superorder Glires. Since speed and agility are a rabbit's main defenses against predators, rabbits have large hind leg bones and well developed musculature. Though plantigrade at rest, rabbits are on their toes while running, assuming a more digitigrade form. Rabbits use their strong claws for defense; each front foot has four toes plus a dewclaw. Each hind foot has four toes. Most wild rabbits have full, egg-shaped bodies; the soft coat of the wild rabbit is agouti in coloration. The tail of the rabbit is dark on white below. Cottontails have white on the top of their tails; as a result of the position of the eyes in its skull, the rabbit has a field of vision that encompasses nearly 360 degrees, with just a small blind spot at the bridge of the nose. The anatomy of rabbits' hind limbs are structurally similar to that of other land mammals and contribute to their specialized form of locomotion.

The bones of the hind limbs consist of long bones as well as short bones. These bones are created through endochondral ossification during development. Like most land mammals, the round head of the femur articulates with the acetabulum of the ox coxae; the femur articulates with the tibia, but not the fibula, fused to the tibia. The tibia and fibula articulate with the tarsals of the pes called the foot; the hind limbs of the rabbit are longer than the front limbs. This allows them to produce their hopping form of locomotion. Longer hind limbs are more capable of producing faster speeds. Hares, which have longer legs than cottontail rabbits, are able to move f

The Rembrandts (album)

The Rembrandts is the first album by the American pop rock duo The Rembrandts released on September 4, 1990 by Atco Records. All music is composed except where noted. Phil Solem: vocals and acoustic guitars, keyboards Danny Wilde: vocals, acoustic guitars, bass guitar, percussion David Zeman: Hammond organ and accordion Pat Mastelotto: drums, percussion Produced and mixed by The Rembrandts Recorded and mixed at "Dan's Garage" Mastered by Stephen Marcussen http://www.therembrandts.net/rembrandts.html Personnel & Production at discogs

Mihran Hakobyan

Mihran Hakobyan is an Armenian sculptor. He created the Wikipedia Monument in the first one of its type. Mihran Hakobyan was born in Stepanakert, his father, sculptor Armen Hakobyan. Died during the Nagorno-Karabakh War. From 2000 to 2006, he studied sculpting at the Yerevan State Academy of Fine Arts, he thereafter worked in his profession in Armenia and Russia, participated in several exhibitions in Stepanakert and Yerevan. In 2001, he became a member of the Artists Union of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. In 2011, he participated in an international symposium on sculpture in Shusha. Hakobyan creates sculptures of stone, wood or bronze. From 2010 till 2013 he studied Polish Philology at the Collegium Polonicum in Słubice. 2012 Hakobyan received a scholarships of the Polish Kulczyk Foundation. On behalf of the Director of the Collegium Polonicum, Krzysztof Wojciechowski, Hakobyan created the Wikipedia Monument in Słubice. On 22 October 2014 the monument has been unveiled at the Plac Frankurcki; the monument has been sponsored by the city Słubice with 62,000 Złoty.

Mihran Hakobyan works with cartoons with plasticine figures. For his cartoon „Зонтик“ after a story by Leonid Yengibarov he received the audience award at the Short Film Fund in Moscow 2013. Website of Mihran Hakobyan Works of Mihran Hakobyan Новая Литература Pierwszy na świecie pomnik Wikipedii stanął w Słubicach. Gazeta Wyborcza, 23. Oktober 2014 The author of Wikipedia first monument