finding them in almost every corner of the UK, often in very large
numbers, rabbits aren't native to Great Britain and were actually
introduced about 900 years ago from France.
Rabbits were intially bred for their fur and because they are a convenient size for a good meal, with no leftovers.
term 'Warren', which is now used to describe rabbit colonies and
burrows, actually comes from the name that was given to the walled
enclosures that were built by Britons hundreds of years ago to keep
their rabbits in.
A 'Warrener' is someone who is employed to look after groups of rabbits, providing food and protection from predators.
are usally found on sandy heaths and clifftops, where the soil
tendsÂ to beÂ easy to dig and yet firm enough to support
networks of underground burrows.
During the 1950s rabbit
population in the UK were so large that the Myxoma virus was
deliberately introduced, killing 99% of all rabbits inÂ Great
BritainÂ within just two years.
Rabbits are the only mammals in the world that can see behind themselves without having to rotate their head