Why aren't rabbits green?

Martin Holmes mholmes at uvaix.uvic.ca
Tue Oct 15 15:41:09 EST 1996

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

Does anyone have any suggestions?


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