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Giant bunny piling on the pounds.

Byline: By Steve Johnson

A GIANT rabbit weighing more than 17 pounds is pulling the crowds at Dudley Zoo.

Twelve-month-old Mr Plod, a giant English rabbit, tips the scales at 17 and three-quarter pounds - and staff at the leading Black Country tourist attraction say he's still growing!

Deputy Zoo Curator, Matt Lewis, said: "We saw press stories about a rabbit weighing 15 pounds and decided to pop Mr Plod on the scales to see what he weighs.

"He's not overweight, it's a large species breed, and we expect him to grow to about 20 pounds when he matures at 18 months.

"He has a healthy diet of greens and carrots, in fact he doesn't really like commercial rabbit food, and he has an active lifestyle - he's currently enjoying the breeding season."

Mr Plod, along with the zoo's two other giant rabbits. Noddy and Big Ears, can be seen at the Castle Hill site farm.


TIPPING SCALES... Mr Plod with seven-year-old Harry Lewis.
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Publication:Birmingham Mail (England)
Date:Feb 25, 2006
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