Many Animals Names Are Actually Misnomers

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Though you think you've seen a jackrabbit before, technically, you have not. It's a hare, which isn't actually a rabbit at all. The term "jackrabbit" is used to describe six different species of hares. But calling a hare a rabbit of any kind is definitely a misnomer. Hare—whoops, we meant hear—six more animals misnomers in the first video below.

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Those are not jackrabbits.

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Written by Curiosity Staff September 30, 2016