January 9, 2023

Interesting features of rabbits

Friends! Once again, we congratulate you on the new year of the black water rabbit and want to tell you a little about these cute, fluffy animals. Unfortunately, we don't know anything about water rabbits, but ordinary terrestrial rabbits have a lot of interesting features.
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Rabbits are underground inhabitants. They live in burrows up to 3 meters deep, and this distinguishes them from hares.

The world record for the length of rabbit ears is 79.6 cm . Rabbit ears can rotate 180°, with their help the animal can accurately determine the direction of sound. But it is impossible to lift rabbits by the ears, as it is often shown in cartoons: it is not only painful, but also unsafe.

Rabbits wash like cats, licking their fur coat several times during the day.
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Rabbits' eyes are designed so that animals can see what is happening from behind without turning their heads. The necessary skill has been accomplished if you are so cute, fluffy and... delicious! At the same time, they do not see what is literally in front of their noses. But this disadvantage is compensated by an excellent sense of smell, so the rabbit will not miss the carrot lying in front of him.

Rabbits can jump 1.5-2 meters in height and 3 meters in length. Running away from predators or overly obsessive fans, they reach speeds of up to 55 km/h.

The teeth of rabbits grow all their lives, and the animals need to grind them off by gnawing on something hard, otherwise they will eventually begin to injure the mouth. However, the maximum chewing speed of rabbits is 120 movements per minute, so it is most likely not difficult for them.

If rabbits were hypothetically given the opportunity to reproduce without restrictions, then after 90 years the number of rabbits would be equal to the number of square meters of the planet's surface.


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March 4, 2023

Development of ecological tourism

"Awareness of foreigners about specially protected natural territories (protected areas) Russia exceeds the knowledge of Russians about these places, the development of ecological tourism and educational work should correct the situation," said Irina Makanova, director of the Department of State Policy and Regulation in the field of development of specially Protected Natural Territories of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Ecology of the Russian Federation.

The project of our Foundation "Donbass Extraordinary", which received the support of the Presidential Grants Fund, is aimed at solving exactly this problem, which was stated by Irina Makanova.

Popularizing the historical, cultural and natural heritage of the Russian Federation among the population is simply necessary. We must preserve and multiply for the future what we have inherited. After all, as the famous quote says: “We did not inherit the Land from our ancestors. We borrowed it from our children”.

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