Bouncing bunnies of Sweden prove a cuter alternative to showjumping horses. Roselle Chen reports.
REPORTER: While they may not rival horses in the showjumping stakes, a troupe of bunnies are certainly cuter. A quartet of bunnies were put to the test ahead of this past weekend's London Pet Show. The furry friends are collectively known as the "Bouncing Bunnies of Sweden," and part of a sport that is rapidly growing in Scandinavia.
KARIN MOLIN, OWNER: "Bunnies are cute animals and you want to do something with them and they are happy and like to jump over stuff so it is just the natural way for them to do. And then we started a sport with it."
REPORTER: The current world record for a jump by a rabbit stands at 99.5cm - or just over 3 feet - although sometimes the cool calm and collected cottontails just want to take it easy.
Bunny is an informal word for rabbit, often used when talking to children. Cottontails are another way of referring to rabbits (because they have tails like balls of cotton).
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