The Life of the Rabbit

About the film

Part of the archive's Junior Biology series, this study of the rabbit is aided by diagrammatic footage.

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  • Release year - 1945
  • Director - Irene Wilson
  • Production company - G.B. Instructional Limited
  • Cinematographers - Frank North, Oliver Pike
  • Diagrams - Helen Dunt
  • Supervisor - M. Munro
  • Running time (minutes) - 11 mins 02 secs

Original description

This film shows the behaviour of the rabbit in natural surroundings. It explains how rabbits are distributed over the world, how they feed, burrow, breed and defend themselves. There are diagrams of the female reproductive organs and of the embryos, and shots of the young at different stages.

(Films of Britain - British Council Film Department Catalogue - 1947-50)

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  • Four educational films about rabbits were produced in the mid-1940s: the British Council's The Life of the Rabbit, and Development of the Rabbit, plus G.B. Instructional's Wild Rabbits and Rabbits! Rabbits! - the latter of which was penned by Enid Blyton.

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