Two thousand rabbits from the Benoni Bunny Park will be donated to the Johannesburg Zoo to feed the carnivores.
Johannesburg City Parks says the animals will be euthenised humanely and this will be closely monitored.
Spokesperson, Jenny Moodley says it is best practice to ensure that that the number of animals retained is at an acceptable level.
Unfortunately rabbits do multiply quite rapidly due to their breeding patterns, and they are prone to diseases as well due to inbreeding.— Jenny Moodley, Johannesburg City Parks spokesperson
Due to large numbers it can result in the loss of grazing areas.— Jenny Moodley, Johannesburg City Parks spokesperson
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