Nigel was doomed. Housed in a filthy plastic crate at a decrepit Georgia roadside zoo, this tiny rabbit was picked up by his ears and thrown into a room with a python. The general manager of the facility, called Chestatee Wildlife Preserve & Zoo, blithely dismissed the rabbit’s anticipated fate as going “in front of the maker.”
Luckily for Nigel, the snake wasn’t hungry that day.
Nigel was rescued by PETA. Rabbits are fastidiously clean, but Nigel had been made to live amid his own waste. His fur was stained with urine.
But today, in his new home, Nigel is clean and healthy and may even be something of a “drama queen.” This black-and-white beauty enjoys snacking on greens and showing off his fleet feet.
This is the second victim PETA has saved from Chestatee. We rescued a chimpanzee named Iris from the same roadside zoo last year with the help of a generous donor.