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KUSA – This past week, a big bunny made major headlines in our state.

PREVIOUS STORY: The mystery of the giant bunny has been solved

Bishop the bunny was found hopping along in Centennial. It turns out, he chewed his way out of his enclosure. He was found safe and returned to his owner, but this story had many people talking because a lot of people didn't know rabbits that large existed.

One place that did know is the Colorado House Rabbit Society, a local shelter that houses several breeds of shelter bunnies.

The Colorado House Rabbit Society stopped by 9NEWS Friday morning with two animals.

Ruby is a Netherland Dwarf rabbit who was relinquished to the CoHRS. Rhoda is a giant chinchilla.

The CoHRS works to place bunnies with the best families, and can teach you the proper care, feeding and health concerns for rabbits.

It is CoHRS belief that the best situations for bunnies is for them to live inside a home. They can quickly learn to interact with family members and even learn words, like dogs. Rabbits can be easily litter box trained, and live with other non-aggressive family pets.

Rabbits need a bowl of fresh water and hay at all times. They eat pellets, parsley, cilantro, lettuce and many other vegetables on a daily basis.

The rabbit breeds that are currently available for adoption at Colorado House Rabbit Society include:

  • Fuzzy lop
  • Californian
  • Dutch
  • Angoras - different varieties
  • Holland lop
  • Jersey Wooly
  • Lion head mix
  • Mini Lop
  • Mini Rex
  • Netherland Dwarf
  • New Zealand
  • Rex
  • Mixes

For more information, you can contact the Colorado House Rabbit Society at 303-469-3240 or www.coloradohrs.org.

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