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International Rabbit Day 26/9/2020

International Rabbit Day 2020: five facts you need to know about rabbits

It’s International Rabbit Day – meaning it’s time to honour our floppy-eared, fluffy-tailed friends in all their buck-toothed glory. 

What is World Rabbit Day all about, you ask? It is simply a day to celebrate how great rabbits truly are. 


Sounds good, right? Well, here’s how you can get involved. 

First and foremost, if you have a bun of your own, hug them right now and let them know that they’re going to have a great day. If not, there are still plenty of ways you can show a little rabbit appreciation. 

You could donate to a rabbit rescue charity, volunteer at your local shelter, take some time out to self-educate, or even bake a rabbit themed cake for the family if you’re feeling a little creative (why ever not?). 

In honour of the big day, we thought we would draw your attention to five important (and sometimes obscure) facts about rabbits. 

So, let’s ‘hop’ right in… 

  1. Rabbits often sleep with their eyes open – an ultimate superpower.
  2. Rabbit’s teeth never stop growing. Yes, that’s right, never!
  3. When rabbits are happy, they sometimes ‘binky’. This act can only be described as a dramatic leap into the air, involving a whole lot of excitable twisting and turning – an expression of true joy for all.
  4. The longest rabbit in the world currently measures 129cm – his name is Darius.
  5. Over 10,000 rabbits were used in UK-based experimental procedures during 2019. Thus, support for these beautiful creatures is still very much needed, even today!
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