Rabbit, Run ... Away

Travel Blog  •  Valerie Conners  •  10.15.08 | 11:34 AM ET

imageThe one-time jail of Nelson Mandela—now one of South Africa’s most popular tourist attractions—is closed for two weeks so authorities can deal with a rampant rabbit population that has overrun the site. According to officials, the rabbits plaguing Robben Island are threatening buildings and vegetation and will be “culled” and subsequently sterilized in coordination with animal rights groups. 

Photo by Brent and MariLynn via Flickr (Creative Commons).