Giant albino rabbit makes unlikely friends with tiny chick for Easter

The fluffy pair live at Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre in Perthshire.

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Pictures show a giant albino rabbit which made unlikely friends – with a tiny yellow chick.

Bunny Tiger-Lily, aged nine-months-old, measures a huge 2ft when she is stretched out but was snapped cuddling up to the three-day old chick.

The fluffy pair live at Auchingarrich Wildlife Centre, Perthshire, and will prove a huge hit with visitors over Easter.

Keepers said gentle Tiger-Lily is very friendly and didn’t mind having the little chick rest on her back.

Tiger-Lily made a new friend on Easter week.

The continental giant rabbit, who was bought from a breeder when she was four-months old, is still growing – and eats so much food keepers have to feed her from a dog bowl.

Giant rabbits are famous for their role in TV show the Teletubbies but are normally brown.

Animal keeper Sam Stevens, 27, said spoilt Tiger-Lily is wheeled outside on a trolley everyday so she can play outside, because she doesn’t like to be picked up.

Sam said: “Tiger-Lily is very good natured, gentle, and really friendly, so she liked being with the chick.

“The chick hatched at the centre and is just a few days old.

Tiger-Lily is very friendly and didn’t mind having the little chick rest on her back.

“We used to have another giant rabbit who we sadly lost during lockdown, but she was the highlight of the park so we knew Tiger-Lily would be a hit.

“We got her form a breeder when she was four-months-old.

“Tiger-Lily still has some growing to do, we are not sure how big she will get but it will certainly be bigger.

“She is eating a lot at the moment because she is still growing, we have to feed her out of a dog bowl.

“Giant rabbits were used in the Teletubbies to make them look smaller, that’s what they are famous for.

“But they were the usual brown ones and Tiger-Lily is albino.

“Giant rabbits don’t like being picked up, so we put her in a carrier and on to a little trolly, called the rabbit train, to take her outside each day.

“She is completely spoilt and very curious – she loves to explore and is always interested in everything that’s going on.

“She will be popular with visitors over Easter, she loves to see them.”

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