|MadSci Network: General Biology|
Leveret is the word used for a hare under a year old. I have also seen
this used for young rabbits (rabbits and hares are "cousins"), although most
dictionaries I've read define bunny as any young rabbit. So bunny is a
perfectly good word to describe a baby rabbit, but leveret is good if you want
to be tricky.
Originally, the word "rabbit" was the word used to refer to the baby animals. An adult was called a "cony." Now the word rabbit is used for both adults and young.
People who breed rabbits call males "bucks" and females "does," the same words that are used for deer.
A good rabbit site for preschoolers is this one.
A good general interst site is www.rabbit.org.
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