Not exactly your average hare hopper, but just as adorable, a Continental Giant rabbit from the UK named Ralph takes the title of the biggest bunny in the world.
And we mean that literally, as this 55-pound mega-hare has officially been acclaimed as the world’s biggest rabbit by the Guinness Book of World Records.
Interestingly enough, this is the second time Ralph has claimed such a title, as the 4-year-old rabbit already saw the biggest bunny throne prior to being outweighed by yet another UK-based giant, a 49-pound jumper named Darius. Ralph is currently heavier than he’s ever been, weighting more than an average 3-year-old child.
In order to keep up with his bulky stature, big Ralphie even requires $22 worth of food each week, forming a special daily diet mix of cabbage, broccoli, corn, cucumber, carrots, apples, brown bread, cream crackers and whatnot. Not too shabby for a little bunny, right?
“His diet has not changed much over the years. I have been told by one or two vets that I should not give him all the food but it does not seem to give him any harm,” owner Pauline Grant tells the Daily Mail. “He is fit and healthy.”
So it seems as if there isn’t a problem in sight here, apart from copious amounts of rabbit hair which Ralphie is shedding all over the place. “Ralph has matured now and is the heaviest he has ever been. He is fine and healthy,” Pauline said. “The worst thing is that he is malting at the moment so everyone is covered in rabbit hairs.”
Ralph is clearly a high-maintenance kind of pet, but seemingly gives back all the trouble taking care of a giant hare might cause. If you’re looking to get yourself an everyday dose of bunny cuteness but simply can’t afford such an effort, you might want to stick to your regular-sized hoppers, or even better, check out some cool bunny slippers.