Jennifer Russell of Silver Run, Maryland is the owner of the world’s oldest living rabbit. At 15-16 years old, Heather was confirmed by the Guinness World Records earlier this month. Russell adopted Heather in 1995 with papers saying the rabbit was two years old at the time. According to Russell, Heather was quite the diva in her prime growling at cats that came too close, and while still spunky, the elderly rabbit now spends her time relaxing on the comforter and eating hay.
British rabbit owners Mike and Irene Womack believe their rabbit Hazel holds the record for World’s Oldest Living Rabbit at the age of 16. Currently, the title is held by George, a 15-year old rabbit from Massachusetts.
According to Mike Womack, “Our granddaughter Charlie brought him home when she was six years old, and she will be 22 this month, so he must be 15 to 16 years old.”
Before a new world record can be declared, Hazel’s age would have to be verified by witnesses and vets.
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