German celeb bunny meets untimely end

2012-03-15 17:34

Berlin - An earless baby bunny that was a rising star on Germany's celebrity animal scene had his 15 minutes of fame brought to an abrupt end when he was accidentally stepped on by a television cameraperson.

The fate of 17-day-old Til, a bunny with a genetic defect, was plastered across German newspapers on Thursday, the same day a small zoo in Saxony was to have presented him to the world at a press conference.

The cameraperson told Bild newspaper he hadn't seen Til, who had buried himself in hay, when he took the fateful step backward on Wednesday.

Zoo director Uwe Dempewolf tells Spiegel magazine Til didn't suffer: "It was a direct hit."

Germany has been home to several global animal celebrities in recent years, including polar bear Knut and Paul the prognosticating octopus.

  • Paul - 2012-03-15 18:04

    Need for further evolution of the Human - Eyes in the back of the head!

      arne.verhoef - 2012-03-15 18:19

      What is this heresy you speak of?! 'Evolution'?!

  • Lynda - 2012-03-15 18:22

    Eish how bad must this guy feel........??

  • bluzulu - 2012-03-15 18:49

    Askies tog

  • DimiJimmy - 2012-03-16 00:34

    If I could speak to Til today, I would tell him this: Don’t worry chic little rabbit; there is nothing more fierce than dying at your own press release. You are a STAR. Now hop along in heaven, and don’t you fret, that cameraman will never work again!

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