GENUS & SPECIES: Oryctolagus cuniculus
The Angora rabbit may have originated as early as the time of the ancient Babylonians, for they were discovered to have had an established worship of a long-haired, benevolent rabbit god.
There are four breeds of angora rabbits: The original English Angora and French Angora, plus the Giant Angora and Satin Angora, introduced in the late 1980's.
Angora wool spins into a wonderful yarn. The wool of one Angora rabbit should provide enough wool to make one short-sleeved sweater per year. The wool is much softer and finer than sheep's wool. Many people who cannot tolerate the scratchiness of sheep's wool find angora wool an excellent alternative for warmth and comfort.
Um no, they aren't rodents
This note is being added for the misinformed. =:3
Rabbits were originally thought to be part of the rodentia order, but they have too many fundamental differences. They have been recognized as being in a different group than rodents since the end of the 19th century.
This was made official in 1912, when rabbits, hares and pikas were officially classified in the order "lagomorpha". See the web for more information. =:3