Adele is one special bunny! Watch a video of Adele the Agility Rabbit clearing some high hurdles below:
A very elusive species of rabbit was caught on camera by a group of researchers who were in Sumatra studying wild cats.
According to Jennifer McCarthy, lead author and doctoral candidate at the University of Massachusetts Amherst:
As part of my dissertation research on the four felids, or cats, we also happened to get pictures of this very rare rabbit. There had been a few camera-trap photos seen of it before, but very, very rarely. We wanted to take these observations a step further, so we worked with colleagues from the University of Delaware and the Wildlife Conservation Society’s Indonesia Program to contact every researcher we knew throughout Sumatra who was doing camera-trap research, probably 20 or 30 people. This gave us good coverage of the island.
This unique striped rabbit was first photographed in 1998 and has been rarely seen since.
For more info, see Sci-News.
Here’s a great video of a house rabbit drawing the attention of a wild rabbit. Separated by a screen door, they interact.
(Video by bill16504.)
The Burgess Premier Small Animal Show had its second annual rabbit show jumping competition in Harrogate, England. More than 10,000 visitors watched a dozen rabbits navigate a course with ten hurdles.
To learn more and watch a video of the event, see the BBC website.
Here’s a funny video of a dwarf rabbit named Champis taking on the role of a sheepdog. The video is from Käl, Sweden.
For more information, see the Daily Mail.
Check out the adorable video of happy, enriched bunnies created by the RSPCA. You can find out more tips on providing enrichment to your bunny at the RSPCA site.
For more bunny enrichment tips, view the following articles by My House Rabbit:
Here’s an adorable video of Trigger doing binkies and Bunny 500s created by his owner, Diana P. See more videos of Trigger here.
Here’s a funny commercial created by Taran G. starring her bunny BamBam. The video has been entered into the Doritos Crash the Superbowl contest. If it wins, it will air during the Super Bowl.
NOTE: Although it should go without saying, I will say it anyway: Please don’t feed your bunny Doritos.
Remember the RSPCA’s video Happy Bunnies? (If not, watch it above!) Well, they’re putting together a new Christmas Special of even more happy bunnies, and they want to feature your rabbit!
Here’s how to get involved:
- Take a video of your rabbit playing, interacting with toys, animal companions, or people. (Make sure your rabbit is playing naturally and actually enjoying the experience- do not make him/her perform or dress up in costumes for the video.)
- Make sure the clip is under 1 minute long and is not too dark or shaky.
- Upload your clip to http://dropbox.yousendit.com/
RSPCAby Friday 18th November 2011.
September 24-25, 2011 (the fourth weekend of every September) is devoted to learning about proper rabbit care and appreciating the unique companionship pet rabbits offer. Below is a sampling of how you can celebrate rabbits this weekend!
Various Rabbit Rescue Events
Saturday, September 24:
- Georgia House Rabbit Society Wine Tasting & Silent Auction, Marietta, GA
- House Rabbit Society Singapore Bunny Care / Adoption Event, Downtown East, Singapore
Sunday, September 25:
- spcaLA Rabbit Adoption Event, Los Angeles, CA
- San Diego House Rabbit Society Adoption Day, San Diego, CA
- Wisconsin HRS Madison’s Bunny Day, Madison, WI
(If your rabbit rescue is hosting an International Rabbit Day event, contact us, and we’ll add you to the list.)
Rabbit Care Information
Check out our articles in Rabbit Care, Rabbit Behavior, Rabbit Health, and New to Rabbits? sections for information on providing a safe, happy environment for your pet bunnies. There is also a wealth of information on the websites listed on our Resources page.
Fun Bunny Gifts
- Make Your Own Toy Bunny (Sewing/Knitting/Crochet Patterns) on Etsy
- Bunny Notecards and Bunny Christmas Cards by My House Rabbit / Grizzly Bear Greetings
- Rabbit Jewelry, Art, Cards, Dolls, and Accessories by the Etsy Rabbit Team
Funny Bunny Videos
Bunny Show Jumping