Wednesday, April 26, 2017
World’s biggest rabbit dies of stage fright
THE world’s biggest rabbit suddenly dropped dead — just hours before she was to star on a television show.
Whopper hopper Amy — who was almost 4ft long and weighed three stone — is thought to have suffered a heart attack.
Owner Annette Edwards, 56, flew her from Britain to Milan specially to appear on the Italian version of Record Breakers.
But a day of filming in front of the cameras proved too much for Amy, who had given birth to 32 babies.
She died in a hotel room that night.
Devastated Annette said yesterday: “It is a mystery. She was healthy, not that old for a rabbit and the vet had deemed her fit to fly.”
She munched her way through two apples, a handful of carrots, half a cabbage, fresh hay and a dog-sized bowl of rabbit mix every day.
Annette, of Worcester, is hoping Amy’s daughter Alice will inherit the title. She said: “We think Alice is two inches longer.”
A Guinness World Records spokesman said: “We are sad to hear of Amy’s death.”