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  Giant bunny 'is world's biggest'
Updated 16 July 2004, 13.11

Roberto and his owner Annette Edwards
He might look like a child in a fluffy suit, but monster-sized Roberto is just a very big rabbit!

At a whopping 16kg, and measuring over a metre-long, two-year-old Roberto could be the biggest bunny ever.

His owner, Annette Edwards, said: "He can't fit into a normal size hutch, and even has to sleep on a dog's bed."

A Guinness World Records spokesman said Roberto was the biggest bunny they'd heard of, but they no longer awarded records to big animals.

Fact File
Robert's daily menu
Breakfast: Six carrots, dog bowl of dried food
Lunch: Two handfuls of hay, yoghurt drops
Dinner: A cabbage, dog bowl of dried food

That's because they're worried that pet owners might deliberately over-feed their pets to get in the record books.

Roberto beats Dancer, the last title-holder, by three kg.

Mrs Edwards hopes that Roberto is fully grown, although Continental Giant rabbits can live for 12 years.

Considering he's bigger than most three-year-old children already, we can see why!

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