Rabbits take over Robben Island museum
By Mandisi Tyulu
15 October 2008
The Robben Island museum will be closed for the first two weeks of next month while authorities cull a colony of rabbits that has invaded the site.
The museum’s Seelan Naidoo says the rabbit population on the World Heritage Site is so large that it threatens to permanently damage the island's sensitive vegetation, and poses a serious threat to other fauna species.
It is reported that the culling will be followed by a sterilisation programme to sustain a small, manageable rabbit population.