‘Rabbit Island’ attracts pet-loving tourists despite its dark past
Although it was once housed poison gas factories, Japan’s small island of Okunoshima is now home to hundreds of friendly bunnies.
In rabbit show jumping — quite possibly the cutest sport ever invented — trained rabbits leap over obstacles of varying heights and lengths. The sport began in the 1970s in Sweden, and today Scandinavia has more than 50 rabbit show jumping clubs. The activity has caught on in the U.K. and America, but there are few international competitions because the rules differ from country to country.
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Native New England cottontail rabbits disappearing
The rabbit has been in sharp decline for decades and is on the verge of disappearing from several states, but the reason is still a mystery.