Arabeth & Shaphan (according to Leviticus 11) are said to chew the cud. They were translated "hare" and "coney" by KJV. Hebrew scholars don't know what the words mean. Shaphan may have been a member of the pig family abunbant in the Near East 4000 years ago but now extinct. Fossil teeth suggest it may very well have chewed its cud. G.S. Cansdale has this to say: "Hares, like rabbits, are known to practice "reflection": at certain times of the day, when the hare is resting, it passes droppings of different texture, which it at once eats. Thus the hare appears to be chewing without taking fresh greens into its mouth. On its 1st passage through the gut, indigestable vegtable matter is acted on by bacteria and can be better assimilated the 2nd time through. Almost the same principle as chewing the cud ("Hare," in Tenny, Zondervan Pictorial Encyclopedia, 3:33).