Tuesday, March 22, 2011

The Island Of Giant Bunnies !


This bit of news just couldn't wait until Bunday. Paleontologists have discovered the bones of a pre-historic species of Giant Bunny Rabbit on an island off the coast of Spain:
[...] the skeleton of a giant rabbit has been discovered, one that was once about six times the size of today's bunnies. 
The fossils of the giant were discovered on the island of Minorca off the coast of Spain, a fact reflected in the rabbit's scientific name, Nuralagus rex, "the Minorcan king of the rabbits." 
When the bunny lived approximately 3 million to 5 million years ago, it weighed about 26 pounds (12 kilograms), about six times the size of the living European rabbit.


Source: Gawker

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2 comments:

froggy said...

The puppies were thinking about laying in wait for the Easter Bunny but have changed their minds now...

Joy said...

Wow! This is great! We have our own Giant Dust Bunny ancestor! I won't call you our Minorcan King of Dust Bunnies unless you say it first.

xoxoxoxoxxo

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