# Big-Jumping Bunnies

May 2, 2019

Horses are great runners and jumpers, and the best ones leap over fences in jumping shows. But a much jumpier animal now does this, too: rabbits! In this video, fluffy bunnies compete in rabbit show jumping. It’s hard to teach rabbits to do this: they aren’t as smart as horses, and have to stay on a leash so they don’t wander away (since they aren’t very smart). Sometimes their human friend has to “re-set” the bunny to a better spot to jump. But the winning bunnies make it over all 12 little hurdles. They also try to jump the highest and the farthest, with the world bunny long-jump record at almost 10 feet! Best of all, when you’re a big kid, you can try running the hurdles or jumping the long jump or high jump, too!

Wee ones: Bunnies have 4 legs. Get down on your hands and knees like a bunny, and pick up your back right leg!

Little kids: The checkerboard hurdle is the 4th one in the course. How many hurdles do the bunnies jump over before it? Bonus: If the 3rd bunny makes it over the checkerboard hurdle, then the 6th bunny, then the 9th, which bunny should make it next?

Big kids: The record-winning rabbit jump was 9 feet 10 inches. How far short of 10 feet is that? (Hint if needed: A foot has 12 inches.) Bonus: If each hurdle is 5 feet away from the next, how far does the bunny run from the 2nd hurdle to the 8th hurdle?

The sky’s the limit: If the bunny has just 5 hurdles left, and jumps only 2 of them, how many possible pairs of 2 hurdles could that be?