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Show jumping rabbit is actually priceless


If ever there was a species born to show jump, it's the rabbit - and here, in a GIF currently topping the Reddit hot chart, one fine young cottontail shows the other bunnies how it's done.

As you probably already gathered, it was the Swedes who developed rabbit show jumping during the early 1970s, as a way of keeping pets fit and presumably entertained. The sport came to England around 1995.

The highest jump ever recorded by a rabbit is 1m, and the rabbit in question was named Snofligans Majesty of Fright, and trained by a Swedish owner.

So there you go.