Alongside newlyhatched chicks and ducklings in the barn the zoo has its very own Easter bunny, ten-month-old giant English rabbit
, Maisie, plus her four siblings in the farmyard.
SOMETHING SMALLER: Boober, a Syrian hamster is also being looked after by the RSPCA (PW141010Erspca-06) * ANIMAL CARE: RSPCA care assistant Kris Walker with Tom, left, a Lionhead rabbit and Nevada, an English rabbit
National English Rabbit
Club specialists will be on hand to offer free advice at a bunny-oriented family event at Pets at Home in Teesside Park Drive, Thornaby, between 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday.
Peculiar pets: The Lewis family - dad Matt, mum Lesley, Harry, 11, and five-year-old Eliza with a cornsnake, giant English rabbit
, giant mud snail and a guinea pig.
Lesley, 41, said Chatsworth, a Blue English rabbit
, is an adventure seeker.
The National English Rabbit
Club were at the store on Saturday and Sunday to educate people about the characteristics of English rabbits
and how to keep them as pets.
My partner went for English rabbit
with mustard and thyme sauce (pounds 13.
Giant English rabbit
Tess surprised keepers on the attraction's farm when she gave birth earlier this summer.
Twelve-month-old Mr Plod, a giant English rabbit
, tips the scales at 17 and three-quarter pounds - and staff at the leading Black Country tourist attraction say he's still growing
Thomson, fish, game and poultry dealer, offered English rabbits
as a speciality and, not for the squeamish shopper, "ducks and chickens killed to order.
For younger zoo crew members there's a whole animal kingdom to discover down on the farm where you can meet giant English rabbits
, chicks and guinea pigs and say hello to kune pigs, alpacas and pygmy goats.
Indeed, hearing retired English rabbits
reminiscing over their bob-tailed days in The Bunny Girl (Channel 4) was rather like a vicarage coffee morning with former debs and respectable ladies of the manor.