Berwyn Home To World's Oldest Living Rabbit

Felicia Middlebrooks
March 11, 2019 - 6:12 pm

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) – A rabbit that lives in the western suburbs just made history.

Rabbits in the wild only live 1 to 2 years. Domestic rabbits have a life span of 8 to 12 years.

But an Illinois rabbit named Mick has just beat the odds, celebrating his 16th birthday, making him the oldest rabbit in the world, as declared by Guinness. 

His owner Liz Rench says a friend adopted him from an animal shelter but moved out of town, so she took him in, in 2004. 

In recent years, Mick has become somewhat immobile, so she moves him around and takes him places, including the veterinarian’s office. The animal is on meds and still has a healthy appetite, Rench told WBBM Newsradio on Monday.

She estimates being a rabbit at 16 years is akin to being more than 100 years old as a human.

Rench said she's lucky to have him.

Mick received his world record certificate and Guinness requested a photo of him posing with it. I made him a fez for the occasion and of course Sheri wanted desperately to be part of the photoshoot but I told her to let Mick shine ☀️ His Guinness article is in the link in our profile! Thanks for the beautiful backdrop . . . #bunny #rabbit #cute #seniorrabbit #oldestlivingrabbit #guinnessworldrecords #rabbitsworldwide #bunnyrabbit #bunniesofig #bunnygram #lapin #houserabbit #housebunny #rabbitlife #instarabbit #agoutirabbit #agouti #disabledrabbit #cuteanimals #rabbitsofinstagram #bunniesofinstagram #instabunny #rabbitstagram

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