For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Michelle Pintar
Phone: (414) 431-6104
Bunny, Peter Cottontail?and Cadbury?
? You hear about famous bunnies such as
Bugs Bunny, Peter Cottontail and the Easter Bunny
all the time ? they can be found in children's storybooks
or in the malls prior to the Easter holiday. The
Wisconsin Humane Society has welcomed Cadbury, a
bunny who could easily join the ranks of famous
What makes Cadbury
unique is his rare breed ? he is an Astrex rabbit,
one of approximately only 125 curly haired bunnies
known to exist. Astrex rabbits are near complete
extinction, with an estimated population of less
than one percent of the entire rabbit population.
An Astrex rabbit
was bred many years ago in France before the turn
of the 19 th century and also in England in the
1930s and 1940s. It is unknown as to why Astrex
rabbits came close to complete extinction.
Cadbury, an Astrex rabbit (rare breed) to be adopted
Cadbury is available for filming Friday, December
2, 2005 at 2 p.m. which is when he will be adopted.
Wisconsin Humane Society
4500 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53208
· Photo opportunity of Cadbury, an Astrex
· WHS Veterinarian Dr. Steven Cybela and
Sonja Benjamin, the person who will coming from
Illinois to adopt Cadbury, are available for media
interviews during the adoption process at 2 p.m.