Usually we think of hares as belonging to the group of lagomorphs that run rather than burrow, and rabbits as being the digging part of the family. However, this isn't always the case. Artic hares dig burrows that are about 3 to 6 feet long. These are used by the young ones to bolt into at a sign of danger. The adults don't use them much, though. The very same species dig tunnels up to 23 feet long in a part of Russia, but in the Swiss Alps and Ireland they don't dig at all. Usually they just rest in a depression in the ground.
When I think of rabbits I usually think of the European rabbit that has a population world wide in the millions. But there are a lot more species than that, and most of them don't have anywhere near such a huge population explosion in their numbers.
Wild rabbits aren't particularly long lived animals. I don't know how long a pet rabbit lives, but the wild expectancy of a rabbit is about a year.
My sterling silver rabbit charm has a sweet look on his face, but it's so tiny you may have to get out the reading glasses or the magnifying lens to see it!
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I’m Merry Rosenfield, the jewelry artist who created The Magic Zoo. I have a deeply wonderful life that combines my love of animals with my art. I hope you enjoy exploring my work – perhaps you’ll find your beloved pet or favorite animal in one of my designs!