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Answer: It's the gray hare

We feel for the poor old bunnies, because we can certainly relate. And every time I see one, I think of this pun.

Explanation for the kids (and bad puns)

Why does hair turn gray as you get older? It's not very cheery, but the pigment cells that are responsible for giving your hair its color actually start to die off. The older you are, the more likely all of your hair has had a chance to turn gray (if it hasn't fallen out already).

So what does hare have to do with rabbits? A hare is actually a closely related species to the common rabbit. Hares are a bit larger than rabbits, and unlike their bunny cousins, their babies are born with hair (fur). While the baby rabbits are born naked, blind, and needing care from their mothers, hares are ready to live on their own within a couple of hours of birth.


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