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One very common mammal is the rabbit. Although have some
rodentlike features such as prominent incisors, they are placed in the
order Lagomorpha, which also includes hares and pikas. "lagomorph" comes
from a Greek word referring to the form of the split upper lip," or
"harelip," of the hare. Lagomorphs also have two smaller incisors behind
the two larger ones. Like rodents, lagomorphs are herbivores that feed only
on plants. The hare gives birth to young that have eyes open and a full
coat of fur, while rabbits bear naked young that have eyes closed. The
young of hares can survive on their own from birth. Young rabbits are
totally dependaent on their mother for protection and nourishment for their
first three to four weeks. Although mature hares have longer ears than
rabbits, both mammals rang from 18 to 26 inches (46 to 66 cm) in length and
weigh as much as 26 pounds (12 kg). The hare is also noted for ...

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