28 March 2012 15:24 | By Francis Whittaker
Animals of the month: March 2012

Tragic earless rabbit



Tragic earless rabbit (© AP/Uwe Meinhold)
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A two-week old rabbit named Til, born without ears thanks to a rare genetic disorder, is pictured sitting in the hands of a zookeeper in Limbach-Oberfrohna, Saxony. Til's disability looked set to turn him into an animal celebrity, but his brush with fame was tragically cut short after a cameraman accidentally trod on and killed him during a photoshoot.

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