Natural Selection Step 1: Overproduction of offspring
Natural Selection Step 2: Variation
Hobart the rabbit is a short brown rabbit that lives in the forest. He is one of a few rabbits that live in the forest.
Natural Selection Step 3: Selection
Hobart and the other bunnies have to reproduce and have offspring in order to keep the population alive. They produce a lot of offspring. They produce a lot of offspring because only a few will survive to maturity.
Selection Of White The White Rabbits
After reproducing there are several different types of rabbits. There are some rabbits that are all white. There are some rabbits that are light tan with a light gray stomach. There are rabbits with dark tan fur and a dark gray stomach, and there are rabbits with dark brown fur and dark gray stomachs.
Natural Selection of Lighter Colored Rabbits
Hobart Jr and all of his brothers and sisters are living happily in the forest with little competition and trouble. However, one day a group of fox moved into the area of the forest where the rabbits were living.
The foxes come into the forest and they need food. The first thing they see is the white rabbit because they can't blend in with anything. All of Hobart Jr's white brother and sisters are killed and eaten by the foxes.
The foxes don't eat for a few days because they just had a very big meal. However, after a few days they are hungry again and they need to eat. This time they are really hungry. They see the light tan and darker tan rabbits. They kill and eat these rabbits but some of them are not eaten.