Young hares and rabbits are dying of cold in the icy weather this Easter, a German Wildlife Foundation has warned. It’s not just the snow that is making their natural habitat more perilous. The removal of hedges through modern farming is depriving them of protection. Some are opting to move into the city.
A hare cowers in snow in a field in Brandenburg, in eastern Germany. DPA
Last year, Easter in Germany was overshadowed by the death of tiny Til,a rare bunny with no ears who was accidentally trampled on by a cameraman filming him. There’s more bad rabbit news this Easter, with wildlife experts in Germany warning that young wild rabbits and hares are freezing to death in the icy weather plaguing Europe this spring.