An earless baby bunny that was a rising star on Germany’s celebrity animal scene had his 15 minutes of fame brought
to an abrupt end when he was accidentally stepped on by a television cameraman.
The fate of 17-day-old Til, a bunny with a genetic defect, was
plastered across German newspapers on Thursday, the same day a small zoo in Saxony was to have presented him to the world at a press conference.
The cameraman told Bild newspaper he hadn’t seen Til, who had
buried himself in hay, when he took the fateful step backward
Zoo director Uwe Dempewolf tells Spiegel magazine Til didn’t
suffer: “It was a direct hit.”
Germany has been home to several global animal celebrities in
recent years, including polar bear Knut and Paul the prognosticating octopus.
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