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Why aren't rabbits green?

Lluis Ribas lluis at aars.mit.edu
Wed Oct 16 09:05:49 EST 1996


Martin Holmes (mholmes at uvaix.uvic.ca) wrote:
: Here's a question this group may be able to answer:
: 
: Given the fact that rabbits are rather defenceless prey animals that
: spend almost all of their life outside the warren eating against a
: green background, why haven't they evolved to be green? And why has no
: other similar mammal evolved green skin or fur, while many insects
: have?
: 
: Does anyone have any suggestions?
: 
: Cheers,
: Martin


        Rabbits are mainly nocturnal. At night all colors are shades of grey.
        Long life to Darwinism :-)))))))).
        LLuis




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