It’s an annual phenomenon. When spring arrives, so do the bunnies. Just take a look around, because even if you’ve somehow managed to turn a blind eye to the whole bunny situation, once you stop and take notice you can’t miss it. There are bunnies everywhere.
Depending on where you live, at this is the time of the year there are plenty of real live, furry friends out there, just hopping around. And what you don’t see today will probably be hare tomorrow. Once impregnated, the rabbit gestational period is only about thirty days and each bunny litter can produce up to 14 baby bunnies. And do you suppose that’s the end of it? Well, not exactly. A female bunny can become pregnant again within just minutes of giving birth. There is a good reason this amazing animal has become the ultimate symbol of new life, fertility and spring. If you take one mama bunny and all the bambinos of her subsequent offspring, within a seven-year period there is the reproductive potential of producing 184,597,433,860 rabbits! Now you know exactly why when someone makes the comment, “multiplying like rabbits,” they are not kidding!
In spite of the rapidly increasing bunny population, some bunnies are just more popular and special than others. Many holidays have an animal associated with them, and Easter has quite a few. But mostly, Easter is all about the bunny. Here is our list of the most famous bunnies out there!
• The Energizer Bunny. He just keeps on going, and going. In fact, wherever he is right now, he’s likely…still…going.
• Rabbit. (Winnie the Pooh’s BFF)-Like Madonna or Cher, this hare only needs the name “Rabbit” to bring him his share of fame.
• Thumper. Okay, let’s have a collective awwwww! Bambi’s pal Thumper just has to be one of the most adorable bunnies out there. Enough said.
• Peter Rabbit. Imagined by Beatrix Potter, Peter Rabbit and friends became notorious for creating havoc in Mr. McGregor’s garden.
• White Rabbit. The story of Alice in Wonderland begins with Alice curiously chasing after this tardy little hare--he was running late then and likely still is today.
• Playboy Bunny. These bunnies and the whole sexy thing go hand in hand. C’mon. You know what we mean.
• The Velveteen Rabbit. A classic children’s book favorite since 1922.
• Roger Rabbit. Disney debuted this ‘toon character in the film, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” back in 1988.
• Bugs Bunny. Created in 1940, Bugs is likely one of the most famous rabbits ever imagined. “What’s Up, Doc?” He’s a real wascal, this one.
• Trix Silly Rabbit. Silly Rabbit, Trix are for kids! This rabbit has been mischievously grinning on the front of cereal boxes since 1954.
• Peter Cottontail. A true Easter favorite, Peter has been featured in a television special and in a pretty groovy song written just about him.
• The Easter Bunny. Likely the most famous bunny of all, the legendary Easter Bunny traditionally brings Easter Eggs and candy to good girls and boys at Easter time.
Now there’s a few hare-raising things for you to get totally eggs-cited about!
Happy Easter from your friends at Halloween Express!