July 26, 2011

Weekly Beast: Angora Rabbit

Yes there is a living animal under all that hair!  The angora rabbit has been bred for its luxuriant wool for centuries and originated in Ankara, Turkey along with the Angora cat, Angora goat, and the very rare Angora goldfish.  (Okay there was no goldfish.) These fluffy bunnies were a favorite of the French monarchy in the mid 1700s and were soon the rage all over Europe.  There are four different ARBA (American Rabbit Breeders Association) -recognized Angora rabbit breeds: English, French, Giant and Satin.  They are usually active and friendly and make great pets, especially if you need to dust under the sofa!


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