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Rare Sumatran Striped Rabbit Caught on Camera

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.

Grand National Rabbit Jumping Competition

Rabbit jumping champion at Harrogate

Cherie, a rabbit from Sweden, won the show jumping championship in Harrogate, England. Photo by Daniel Oxtoby.

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.

Happy Bunnies Part 2

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:

Is Your Bunny a Happy Bunny?

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/RSPCA by Friday 18th November 2011.

Get Ready for International Rabbit Weekend!

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:

Sunday, September 25:

(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

Funny Bunny Videos

Bunny Binkying

Bunny Show Jumping