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Maybe the fluffiest animal in the world

10 July 2014 [11:50] - TODAY.AZ
Ida might be the best animal in the entire world (Picture: Betty Chu)

Ida the English Angora rabbit is pretty much the cutest thing we’ve ever seen. Well, her and her mounds and mounds of candy floss-like fur.

Ida is part of a collection of Angora rabbits who belong to Betty Chu, a retired professor at San Jose State University – she tours around the country with the bundles of fluff for shows as part of the Northern California Angora Guild. Amazing.

These amazing bunnies can grow up to 10 inches of fur, which is significantly more than the one inch on your standard pet rabbit at home.

Betty prepares her prize bunnies for show with a special pampering process that includes blow-drying the fur for volume.

As the rabbits grow an inch of hair a month, Betty regularly sheers them, using the excess wool to make scarfs, hats and gloves that she then sells on etsy.

We’re sold. How do we get our hands on one of these beauties?



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