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A rabbit in a lion enclosure.

Post by Thumper2001 on Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:10 pm

As mentioned in another thread, we went to a safari park yesterday.

When we were driving round the lion bit, there was a wild rabbit in there Shocked

Needless to say, the lions are fenced in.

Do you think there's any hope of the rabbit getting out of there??

OH suggested it could dig it's way out, but I would imagine the fences would be pretty deep, to stop the lions trying the same thing!

But it must have got in there somehow Hmmm
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Re: A rabbit in a lion enclosure.

Post by c.bolduan on Wed Jul 22, 2015 10:41 pm

Poor thing I can't see it escaping his faith without help!
Cats are predators and bunny is pray!
Lanci will slash out at D 'Layla but cuddle Vernon. A lion though is a different size. NoShockedscratch

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Post by woodwench on Wed Jul 22, 2015 11:23 pm

A safari park enclosure is a pretty big space, like a field on a farm. My guess is the rabbit stands a pretty good chance of surviving. Wild rabbits never stray far from their burrows, they will always be a short dash away from safety.
I think that rabbit may stand a better chance than a rabbit in a similar sized farm field with a fox as a neighbour. A fox will hunt the rabbit, those lions are well fed cats and not used to hunting their food, they don't have to hunt to live, unlike foxy.
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Post by c.bolduan on Thu Jul 23, 2015 12:01 am

Mhmm, not sure about this. In the cats brain there is no link betweebpn food and hunt. Hence a just fed cat will go out and hunt straight away. Hope you got it right that the burrow is close by and a lion eizewisewill not get into it.

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Post by FluffSlave on Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:38 am

I just hope he is ok Sad

Hopefully he dug his way in and can use the same route to get back out...
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Post by woodwench on Thu Jul 23, 2015 5:00 pm

Lions are the "laziest" of the big cats. They only hunt when hungry and in a park they are never hungry. My monies on the bun!
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Thu Jul 23, 2015 7:56 pm

I think he will be OK too hun, the bunny knows about the lions and whilst standing no chance if seen, he probably has a few tricks up his sleeve to survive.  I will pray for the little chap,

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Re: A rabbit in a lion enclosure.

Post by Thumper2001 on Sun Jul 26, 2015 8:44 pm

I'm a mix of everything you guys have said in this thread Laughing

Yes they're predators but they are well fed and are very lazy. The sign said they sleep for 21hrs per day Shocked

Thing is tho, it must have got in there somehow Hmmm

I was tempted to phone them and tell them I'd seen a rabbit in there but I don't think they'd do anything about it.
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Post by c.bolduan on Sun Jul 26, 2015 9:33 pm

I would phone them. At least you can be assured they know. Plus if there is a hole somewhere other creatures could pass too.

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Re: A rabbit in a lion enclosure.

Post by woodwench on Sun Jul 26, 2015 10:43 pm

My guess is if you've seen Mr Rabbit the keepers will have too. It (the rabbit) obviously isn't attempting to hide away so it feels pretty relaxed and at home.
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Post by jolovesbunnies on Mon Jul 27, 2015 10:38 pm

Do let us know if you ring hun and what they say.

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