In an effort to capitalize on the birth of a rare earless bunny, a small zoo in Berlin inadvertently brought about its unfortunate end.
According to Spiegel.de, a news team was setting up to film the potential media star when a cameraman accidentally stepped on him; killing him instantly.
“We are all shocked,” the zoo’s director told Spiegel. “During the filming, the cameraman took a step back and trod on the bunny,” Dempewolf said. “He was immediately dead, he didn’t suffer. It was a direct hit. No one could have foreseen this. Everyone here is upset. The cameraman was distraught.”
Tragic all around. The zoo says they were hoping to market the little guy, named Til, via the media. His body has been frozen pending a decision whether or not to have him stuffed.
‘Cause you know – there’s still money to be made here. Jeesh.