Angora Rabbits are one of the oldest types of domestic rabbit, bred for the long fibres of their coats known as Angora wool.
Commonly described by owners as big docile balls of fur, Angora Rabbits are one of the oldest types of domestic rabbit, bred for the long fibres of their coats known as Angora wool. Although they’re almost unbearably cute and mellow as they come, these bunnies have so much fur that they need extra care and attention as they are unable to fully groom themselves sufficiently.
The Angora Rabbit is thought to have originated from Ankara in Turkey and been brought to France in the early 1700s. By the mid-18th century, they had become a favourite pet of the French royalty, and their popularity soon grew throughout Europe. Today, there are many sub-breeds of the Angora – the Jersey Woolly being the smallest, and the Giant Angora the largest.