Bunny brothers pose for photoshoot during lockdown

With hair as white as snow and deep, dark eyes, you could easily mistake these brother as professional models.

However, these three brothers are in fact beautiful bunnies who are being cared for by RSPCA staff in Somerset.

Pluto, Mercury and Earth enjoyed being centre of attention for a photoshoot during lockdown at RSPCA West Hatch Animal Centre in Taunton.

The brothers were rescued alongside seven other rabbits after their owner lost interest in them and could no longer meet their needs. They are among thousands of animals being looked after by the RSPCA, which this week launched its emergency appeal as the numbers in its care are set to rise further.

Bel Deering, West Hatch manager, said: “These friendly bunnies could put Beyoncé to shame with their windblown hair and perfect makeup. We wish we all looked this good in the morning. Five of the 10 buns have been reserved and will go to their new homes once lockdown is lifted. The other five – including Pluto, Mercury and Earth – are still available and will be looking for homes when the centre reopens.”

The RSPCA has paused rehoming and any new fostering applications due to the Government’s guidance in the wake of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Animal centres, like West Hatch are closed to the public but RSPCA staff, who have been designated key workers – continue to work to care for the more than 3,000 animals in the charity’s care, as well as responding to emergency calls and rescuing animals in need.

West Hatch are still welcoming applications to rehome animals. Anyone interested in these bunnies can find out more on their online profiles: Pluto, Mercury and Earth.

Their bunny friends, Europa and Neptune are also still available.