Giant (Easter) bunny found!

The Easter bunny came early this year for a few scientists working on the Spanish island of Minorca.

The team has just announced the discovery of Earth’s biggest known rabbit species, an oddly unbunny-like giant dubbed Nuralagus rex—”the Minorcan king of the hares.”The 26-pound (12-kilogram) prehistoric species was about six times bigger than the common European rabbit, found on most continents, according to an analysis of several bones. The newfound rabbit’s “roly-poly, tanklike” appearance and weird anatomy may have arisen because of its stress-free lifestyle.

Laura K. Säilä, PhD