Thursday, March 31, 2011

Bob - Cover Bunny for Animal Welfare Institute

Check out Bob the one year old bunny who made the cover of the AWI Quarterly. Bob is a roommate to Keiki, a Java macaque at OPR Coastal Primate Sanctuary in Washington State. OPR is a sanctuary for former monkeys used in research laboratories, as well as unwanted or abused monkeys from private owners. OPR generally pairs and houses monkeys with their own kind. However, some act aggressively toward other monkeys, but will accept and nurture rabbit companions. Keiki's former owner pled no contest to animal abuse and is thriving at OPR. He and Bob have become inseparable friends. Photo credit: Polly Schultz