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

Tragic earless rabbit

Tragic earless rabbit (© AP/Uwe Meinhold)
  • Tragic earless rabbit (© AP/Uwe Meinhold)
  • Beyonce, the world's smallest dog? (© REUTERS/Lisa Van Dyke/El Dorado Dog Photography/Handout)
  • A Street Cat Named Bob (© REUTERS/Luke MacGregor)
  • Giant mastiff (© Reuters/Stringer)
  • Give us a bite! (© REUTERS/Chris Helgren)
  • Wallace's flying frog (© Reuters/Ilya Naymushin)
  • Macaque with hayfever (© Getty/Buddhika Weerasinghe)
  • Swaddled possum (© REUTERS/Tim Wimborne)
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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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