In one of his lives, the Bodhisattva was born in the holy city, Varanasi, as a
hare. He had three friends, a monkey, a jackal and an otter. They decided
that they would practice the Perfection (Skt. paramita) of Generosity on the
up-coming fast day, for it was said that for those who observed the virtues at
that time, the merit was greatly multiplied. . .
What did they all offer? Was it good or bad that the Hare got to have a place on the moon? Guess you'll have to go read the story! And stop off to see the very rare striped Sumatran rabbit.