Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Living Fossil Rabbit- The Amami

Assalamualaikum wbt


The Amami Rabbit, also known as the Ryukyu Rabbit, is found only on the Japanese islands. They live on two Japanese islands which is Amami Oshima and Tokuna Shimam, in the Ryukyu Archipelago south of the island of Kyushu. 

Beach at Amami Oshima

The Amami Rabbit is a living remnant of ancient rabbits and is often referred to as a "living fossil". The Amami Rabbit is so unique and has been isolated from other rabbit species for so long, that they are scarcely even related. The Amami Rabbit has dark fur, short rounded ears, and no tail. It is nocturnal and dwells deep in forests. 
The Amami Rabbit is threatened with extinction, with only about 3,000 rabbits believed to remain on the islands. They were overhunted in the 19th century and today they are faced with further pressure from development. Today they're list as endangered species which is soon become totally extinct if no one breed them.

Rabbit Evolution 


Suciô Sanchez said...

Nice looking island.
Freezing cold here at the moment.

Admin said...

mcm tikus la arnab tu,

Afzainizam said...

,=====,o00o Ponn..Ponn.Ponn..
Salam Persahabatan kami datang ziarah blog anda
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Dagang Pak Malau dagang bertempat,
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Woooo Amami rabitt.....

Aku suka tengok pantai tuuuuu amami oshima... cantikkk sangat...

aderrrrr 3000 arnab yang menghuni sanarrr kerrrr

Dwrek said...

Unbelievable, I was actually researching this a few years back. This is a big turn in the scientific community.

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Jomak412 said...


Following and supporting

mie said...

macam tikus...
rabbit evolution??

noa said...

dah macam rupe tikus dah ha

Use.. said...

Agak2 kalau bela dalam sangkar boleh hidup ke tak rabbit ni?

Telia Tuli said...

diggin the rabbit evolution pic.

Klaudea said...

Wow it doesn't even look like a rabbit. More like a large rodent?

Does it eat the same things as modern bunnies do? This is so intriguing!

Anati Soki said...

eh.. tp rebit tuh.. tlinga dia tak pjg mcm rebit yg slalu kita jumpa.. ehehhe.. more likely to be look like rat :)

Unknown said...

pelik dan unik.. x nampk cam arnab..

smua cakap cam tikus...
aku rs cam kanggaro....

shishimaru said...

awesome lookin little buggers! Hopefully someone starts breeding them, itd be a shame if they go extinct

noone said...

nice, the rabbit looks more like a rat or a rodant because the ears are so short!

Unknown said...

Haha, Tewi the ultimate evolved rabbit!

Usagi said...

semua org ckp mcm tikus....adoooii la

use- boleh je idop dlm sangkar, asalkn ada mknn je. pastue bg makan alfalfa hay

Usagi said...

klaudea- it's the remnant of ancestor rabbit, so it's very different from the modern one. if we teach them to eat pellet, they will eat it

Usagi said...

anat- ada je rabbit skang yg telinga pendek, cuba check breed netherland dwarf, mmg telinga pndek n cute:)

Usagi said...

azana- aik mcm kangaroo pulak? lagila pelik.....tengok btol2 azana, xsama langsung mcm kangaroo!!!!

Usagi said...

shishimaru- yeah,breed them them for the sake of future generation

Usagi said...

pop champagne- isn't rat and rodent the same thing?

Afzainizam said...

,=====,o00o Ponn..Ponn.Ponn..
Salam Persahabatan kami datang ziarah blog anda

Woooo keyyyy kalau spesis marmod atau guine pig kira keturunan arnab kerr...eemmm muskil lahhh

Arcita said...

bunny rabbits are so awesome. we should breed them into other animals to make rabbit hybrids. how does a, say, rabbit-lion-shark sound? totally awesome?? yeah, i know..

followed by the way! hit me back

Toyin O. said...

Very informative, thanks for sharing.

Fizah Ibrahim said...

rabbit rabbit rabbit hehe well, its rabbit in web.. =P

thanks for the info.. =))

Telia Tuli said...

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Usagi said...

afzainizam- uuuhh..rasanya mungkin nenek moyang dorang ada la sangkut paut skit, dulu2 la...agaknya...

Usagi said...

arcita- owh yeah, why don't you start to hybrid them first, after all you're neurologist:)

Usagi said...

misz sakura- kdg2 ada benda lain yg terselit, bukan rabbit saja:)

Usagi said...

telia tuli- ok, i'll check it out soon

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