Funny Bunnies: The Weirdest-looking Rabbits from Around the World
Hundreds of breeds of rabbits can be found throughout the world. All of them can claim to be very cute indeed, but some are also pretty weird-looking. Here are some of the funniest bunnies on the planet.
While there are plenty of rabbits in Europe that look exactly how you would expect a typical rabbit to look, such as the European rabbit found in countries like Spain, France, and Finland, there are also some unusual-looking ones. For instance, the English Angora rabbit looks even bigger than the bunny in the fun Fat Rabbit slot game, due to its huge amount of fur. The rabbit's wooly hair covers its entire face apart from the nose. Overall, the English Angora looks not too dissimilar to a massive absorbent cotton ball. But it's also very cute. If you're considering having an English Angora rabbit as a pet, be aware of just how dense the bunny's wool is. It needs to be groomed at least twice a week.
The name of this rabbit breed accurately describes its look. The Lionhead rabbit has a wild mane circling its head, not unlike that of a lion. Originally hailing from Belgium, the lionhead rabbit is very small, at around 2.5 to 3.75 pounds in weight, and has short fur on its body. Lionheads are incredibly smart. You can even teach them to follow some commands, like “come,” “eat,” and “play.” If you've ever fancied being a lion tamer, being a Lionhead tamer may be the next best thing.
The Teddywidder is a rare German breed of dwarf rabbit that grows to around 4 pounds, making it look somewhat like a mini Angora rabbit crossed with a teddy bear. Its long soft hair covers its entire body. Teddywidder rabbits also have perfectly floppy ears.
Blanc de Hotot Rabbit
The Blanc de Hotot rabbit has a somewhat Goth-like appearance due to its bright white fur and its distinctive black circular bands around its eyes. Unfortunately, this rabbit breed is now endangered. It was originally bred in Blanc de Hotot in Normandy, France, in the early 1900s. By the 1920s, it had become incredibly popular throughout Europe and the United States, but the Blanc de Hotot rabbit began to suffer population decline during the era of World War II.
Flemish Giant Rabbit
Whoever named the Flemish Giant rabbit is not exaggerating. It is a giant indeed. Flemish Giant rabbits typically weigh up to 22 pounds, and the longest one on record measured 4 feet 3 inches! Despite their large size, Flemish Giant rabbits are patient and docile in nature, making good choices for pets. However, feeding a Flemish Giant rabbit will certainly cost you a lot in food!
Columbia Basin Pygmy Rabbit
On the other end of the size spectrum is the Columbia Basin Pygmy Rabbit. Adults can be as short as 9.3 inches in length and less than 1 pound in weight. Unfortunately, the breed is endangered, so you won't be able to keep a Columbia Basin Pygmy Rabbit as a pet. The rabbits are only found in the Columbia Basin area in Washington State.
Giant Angora Rabbit
English Angora rabbits are undoubtedly eye-catching for their huge fluffiness, but they are nothing compared to Giant Angora rabbits, which can weigh up to 12 pounds. Quite simply, Giant Angora rabbits are bigger, fluffier, and weirder looking than any other Angora rabbit breed. But if you get a Giant Angora as a pet, be warned: you will spend a heck of a lot of time brushing your bunny. Does typically take over a year to reach maturity in both size and weight, while bucks typically take up to one and a half years to mature.