For those who ought to see somebody strolling round central England with a 4-foot-long (1.2 meters) rabbit in tow, name the authorities. That rabbit could also be Darius — the present document holder for the world’s largest rabbit — who went lacking from his Worcestershire residence final weekend.
“It’s believed the Continental Big rabbit was stolen from its enclosure within the backyard of the property of its house owners in a single day on Saturday (10 April – 11 April),” the native West Mercia Police stated in a press release. “The rabbit is sort of distinctive within the truth it’s 4ft in dimension and has been awarded a Guinness Document for being the largest rabbit on this planet.”
Darius was awarded his spectacular title in April, 2010. On the time, he measured a whopping 4 toes 3 inches (129 cm) lengthy — a real titan, even amongst his species.
Darius is a Flemish Big rabbit, which is the biggest breed of rabbit on Earth. Based on the Maryland Zoo, a median Flemish Big can weigh about 15 kilos (7 kilograms) and measure 2.5 toes (0.76 m) lengthy. They’re a domesticated breed, initially bred for meat and fur starting a minimum of 300 years in the past.
Right now, Flemish Giants are largely raised as companion animals. Annette Edwards, Darius’ proprietor, referred to as her prize-winning bunny “very laid-back” in a 2015 interview, including that big rabbits are even simpler to boost than smaller breeds, as a result of they act “extra like canine” than flighty, burrowing rabbits from the wild.
Edwards is providing a reward of 1,000 British kilos (roughly $1,400) for Darius’ protected return.
Initially printed on Dwell Science.