The Most Hop-ular Bunnies Around

Who doesn’t love a good cotton-tailed cutie? Here’s a look at some famous furry bunnies (both real and fictional):

The Easter Bunny

Whether you celebrate Easter or not, you have to admit that the hoppy mascot is pretty amazing. The Easter bunny tradition actually started in Germany and made its way over to the U.S. from German immigrants in the 1700s. But no matter where it came from, the idea of a benevolent bunny bringing treats and gifts is a tradition I am happy to support.  

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Bugs Bunny

This cartoon classic really put bunnies on the map. Ever since his creation in the 1940s, Bugs has been a Saturday morning staple. Besides television, he’s also starred in movies like Space Jam and even got his own postage stamp in 1997. This carrot-chomping cutie has been a part of popular culture for over 70 years, and it doesn’t seem like he’s going anywhere soon.

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The Velveteen Rabbit

While you may not completely remember the story of the Velveteen Rabbit, odds are you’ve heard it at some point during your childhood. Originally published in 1922, this classic children’s book tells a wonderful story of a stuffed rabbit and his quest to become real. Even after all these years, it’s still relevant and basically boils down to this: haters gonna hate, just be yourself.


Suki from Wally and Molly

This hare is serious #hairgoals. I mean, c’mon, just look at those flowing fluffy ears! Suki is an English angora rabbit with an exceptional haircut. When she’s not wearing a fabulous costume or having a photoshoot in the garden, she can be found just relaxing with her human handler Molly. For more of their adventures, check them out on Insta @wallyandmolly.

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Moo from Bunny Mama

I love pets with silly names from other animals, and Moo is no exception. She’s just one of five cage-free bunnies that Insta star @bunnymama is lucky enough to own. Moo most likely gets her name from her adorable brown-spotted complexion. With her floppy ears and adorable little nose, Moo definitely deserves to make this list of very hop-ular bunnies.

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Stuart from Wolfgang2242

This famous Insta family (@Wolfgang2242) has a lot of furry friends to keep up with: senior dog rescues, Bikini the pig, Oprah the chicken, and, of course, Stuart the rabbit. This brown and white bunny may not be the star of the account, but he sure makes every appearance count. Here he is hanging out with his feathered friends Laverne and Shirley.

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The Energizer Bunny

Making his first appearance in 1989, the Energizer Bunny just keeps going and going and going. His most recent appearance was at New York Fashion Week debuting his cool new look. For over 20 years, this pink hare has hawked batteries and hopped right into our hearts. When it comes to famous bunnies, this brand mascot turned cultural icon definitely comes to mind.

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Sarah Cookson

Writer/Dog Enthusiast living in New York City. Only goes to parties in hopes there will be a dog there to hang out with. Her resolutions for 2017 were to eat healthier and pet more pups. Bet you can guess which one she stuck with.

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