Wanneroo Show: bunny fur set to fly


Sue Reid is hoping Chinook, her lovable, laid back mini lop rabbit, will blitz the competition.
Sue Reid is hoping Chinook, her lovable, laid back mini lop rabbit, will blitz the competition.

CHINOOK, a loveable, droopy-eared mini lop rabbit, is set to star at the Wanneroo Show on November 26 when he will perform some very skilful rabbit jumping to an admiring audience.

At least that’s what his owner Sue Reid is hoping. Sue, who manages the Emergency Vets Hospital in Wangara, said Chinook was a fast learner, but pretty laid back about training.

“He’s been in training three months, but sets his own pace,” Sue said. “Sometimes training is over in a minute, and sometimes it lasts 15.”

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Sue is hoping to form a local rabbit club where owners can learn to interact with their rabbits, and rabbits can learn rabbit jumping, a popular sport interstate and overseas.

“The WA Rabbit Council is bringing 30 bunnies to the Wanneroo Show, to show some different breeds,” she said.

“And Dr Ingrid will be on hand Saturday afternoon to answer questions about keeping and caring for rabbits. Unfortunately, too many owners buy bunnies and stick them in cages and have nothing to do with them.”

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Wanneroo Show

Where: Wanneroo Showground
When: Friday, November 25, 4pm-10.30pm
Saturday, November 26, 9am-10.30pm