One of the biggest bunnies in the world is missing, and authorities don’t think he just hopped away.
Darius, a Continental Giant rabbit, was last seen on Saturday in his pen in the village of Stoulton, England, about 130 miles northwest of London.
Measuring 4 feet and 3 inches long, he is the current Guinness record holder as the longest rabbit in the world, a title he’s held since 2010.
“It is believed the Continental Giant rabbit was stolen from its enclosure in the garden of the property of its owners overnight on Saturday,” local police said in a statement to British newspaper The Telegraph.
Darius’ owner, Annette Edwards, upped the reward for finding the missing bunny to $2,750 on Tuesday.
On Sunday, Edwards tweeted that Darius was stolen and pleaded for his return, saying the rabbit was too old for breeding now.
This is the latest tragedy to hit Darius and his family.
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In 2017, Darius’ son Simon died in unexplained circumstances on a United Airlines flight from Britain to Chicago.
Simon was found dead after the Boeing 767 he was traveling on landed at Chicago O’Hare International Airport following its departure from London Heathrow. Edwards told the Sun newspaper she was transporting Simon to his new owners.
Simon had been purchased on behalf of Mark Oman, Steve Bruere and Duke Reichardt, three Iowa businessmen who hoped to show the rabbit at the Iowa State Fair and raise money for its Blue Ribbon Foundation.
The owners sued United Airlines in July 2017, accusing the company of cremating the animal’s remains to destroy evidence about what killed it.