With its big, furry ears, the bunny rabbit has been around for thousands of years.
It’s also very fast and can run in a straight line for long distances.
Here’s how to find your ideal rabbit breed.
Rabbit breed history Rabbits are an important part of the Australian landscape and have been around since the time of Europeans, who arrived in Australia around 1500 BC.
Today there are around 6 million Australian rabbits, according to the Australian National University.
Rabbits were domesticated from wild animals such as the rabbit, donkey, boar and wild cat in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Rabbit breeds are divided into six categories, according the Australian New Zealand Association of Rabbit Breeders.
The categories include: The purebred, a rabbit from an old or exotic breed (think: wild boar, wild donkey) that is bred for the purpose of breeding a particular animal or species.