A very cute and cuddly earless bunny has been causing quite a stir in Japan after a video of it was first uploaded on Youtube.
This famous rabbit has many people saying that it was born without ears because of exposure to radiation leaked from Japan’s damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant, where the bunny was found in the vicinity of.
However, no direct link has been established so far between lost bunny ears and the effects of radiation.
Luckily, the video was seen by Ms. Mary Cotter, a licensed veterinary technician in New York City. “I’ve never encountered a rabbit that is born with no ears, but mother rabbits are assiduous groomers,” Ms. Cotter clarified.
It is clearly the mother’s fault, cites experts, that the rabbit has no visible ears. An overly eager mother rabbit has most likely over-groomed her bunny, having chewed off some of her baby’s ears in the process.
In the end, despite growing rumors, radiation from the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant unlikely caused this bunny to be born without ears.