Enderby Island Rabbits are descendants of rabbits from Australia who were released onto subantarctic Enderby Island South of New Zealand in 1865, and remained there isolated for almost 130 years.
The Department of Conservation decided to allow the island to revert to it's natural state, and all introduced mammals were removed. A group of 49 Enderby Island Rabbits were taken for breeding in 1992 before the rest were destroyed.
A small percentage of these rabbits are born cream in colour, a shade produced by a recessive gene. At Paradise Valley Springs we have two friendly cream coloured rabbits on display for you to meet, sisters named Quinn and Pippa.
Find out more about the Enderby Island Rabbit.
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