Sure, they’ve got those long ears, all the better to hear you with, but as AskNature.com points out, they can rotate these appendages 270 degrees in order to detect sounds, some from as far as 3km away, in almost every direction. But they also serve another valuable purpose: they shed heat, allowing rabbits, which can’t sweat like humans or pant like dogs, to stay cool in the summer.
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