Germany is in mourning for a celebrity rabbit accidentally killed by a TV cameraman.
17 day old Til was born without ears. March 14, he was getting ready for his close up on German TV by hiding in hay. A fatal mistake as a cameraman took one step back and …
The Director of the zoo in the town of Limbach-Oberfrohna, Uwe Dempewolf, said that Til did not suffer. “It was a direct hit,” he told Spiegel magazine.
All are now dead. Berlin Zoo has been criticized for failing to hold a ceremony to mark the anniversary of Knut’s death, March 19. Zoo director Bernhard Blaszkiewitz dismissed the criticism, saying: “You mourn people, not animals!”
The Zoo, which was hoping for another celebrity animal to attract visitors, has been offered replacements but, said Dempewolf, “we’d be criticized if we simply said let’s just take another one.”
Til is survived by five siblings — with ears.
AP Photo/dapd, Uwe Meinhold