Sunday, February 6, 2011

Big Bunny is a Big Attraction

A very large Flemish Giant Rabbit has top billing at the Prospect Park Zoo in the Year of the Rabbit and probably any year he wants. According to an article in the Prospect Park Patch, Herbie is a very popular resident at the zoo. Visitors come in and ask for him by name. A zoo representative says Herbie’s “got a great personality, he’s social, he’s tolerant, he’s very mellow.” At 18 lbs. he is a lot of rabbit. Even a rabbit this large would do well as a house rabbit, and I have known a couple of these big beauties. They make great pets for anyone who can put in the time and effort since house rabbits are not low maintenance pets at any size. The diet of larger rabbit breeds need to be monitored since they have a tendency to put on weight. Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher © Wildlife Conservation Society.