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Sydney Harbour Bridge Bunnies Get Second Chance

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

Last year, we posted about the feral rabbit population living under the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The group of bunnies ended up there after a few domestic rabbits who either escaped or were dumped started breeding.

Now, two groups are working towards a solution to this feral population boom. Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority are trapping the rabbits and finding them homes after Sydney University Veterinary Teaching Hospital spays/neuters and vaccinates them.

According to Dr. Deepa Gopinath, senior surgical teaching registrar at Sydney University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, “The desexing of the Dawes Point Park bunnies has been invaluable for our students as they experience hands-on surgery and it has been great to be actively involved in this very necessary community welfare project.”

For more info, see: Sydney Central.

Feral Rabbits Make Home Under Sydney Harbour Bridge

Thursday, April 9th, 2009

View from Sydney Harbour BridgeAustralia has been burdened with a wild rabbit population disrupting its native ecology since the 1800s. But now they face yet another rabbit problem in Sydney.

This time, a group of feral rabbits, which started out as someone’s pets that they dumped, is taking over the grassy area under Sydney Harbour Bridge.

While tourists find the furry critters to be endearing, especially as Easter approaches, something will need to be done to stop the family from breeding further.

Feral rabbit population booms in cities have been increasingly more common, as seen in many cities like Kelowna, Richmond, Helsinki and more.

For more info, see: news.com.au