Flemish Giant Rabbit
Scientific Name: Oryctolagus cuniculus domesticus
Habitat: Flemish Giant Rabbits are a domesticated species that originated in Belgium . They are a popular pet in both America and throughout Europe.
Diet: Rabbits are herbivores. At the zoo, we give our Flemish Giant Rabbits a mix of grain food with leafy greens. Carrots are actually used more as a treat for rabbits; it’s like having a piece of cake for them!
Size: 2.5 to 4 feet long
Weight: 15 to 22 pounds
Lifespan: 8 to 10 years
NEAR THREATENED (DOMESTICATED)
Our Flemish Giant Rabbits:
Juniper – Born November 25, 2019
Willow – Born November 25, 2019
Did You Know?!
- Flemish giant rabbits were originally bred for their meat and fur, but are now very popular pets.
- Rabbit’s ears are for more than just hearing. The large ears contain many blood vessels that cool in the breeze as the rabbit’s blood circulates.
- Rabbits are not rodents, although they used to be classified in the same family. Rabbits are classified as lagomorphs.
- Flemish giant rabbits come in various colors, including tan, blue (slate grey), and spotted.
- Rabbits have an arched back to help with hopping and jumping.