Sunday, March 2, 2008

Leaping Animals

Did you know there are competitive Rabbit Hopping Events?

The sport started in Sweden in the 1970s. Since then, it has been exported to Germany, France and the United Kingdom and now not a weekend goes by without an event happening somewhere in Europe. Active registered competitive rabbit hopping owners now number over 4,000.

The hopping events are broken into four areas. There are straight and curved hurdle courses, a long jump and a high jump. The current world record holder for long and high jump is a Danish rabbit. He leapt 3.4 feet high and then accomplished 9.8 feet in the long jump. The sport was brought to the United States in 2002 and is slowing spreading in popularity.

Check out a Danish Competitive Rabbit Hopping competition on the video below:

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