An irresistible ‘rabbit cuteness’ survey has been launched to help animal scientists understand what makes a bunny cute and which facial features make some bunnies cuter than others. 

The Rabbit Face Survey has hopped onto the internet thanks to animal welfare experts at the University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University and two independent researchers in the field. 

The team wants to ask people all over the world what factors influence their preference for breeds of rabbit with different face shapes, ear and fur types so they can better understand what drives breeding for some of the more unusual looking rabbits available. 

The results of the survey could inform safer breeding methods to help prevent some of the health problems that can happen as a result of intensive breeding to produce rabbits with more extreme facial features.