Museum #FoundBunny still waiting to go home

A small stuffed bunny that captured the hearts of many people last March break is still looking for its owner.

The Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History found the stuffed toy last March break

This fuzzy stuffed bunny, which was left behind at the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, is quickly became a Twitter celebrity thanks to people at the museum tweeting about the rabbit's antics, hoping to find its owner. (Nova Scotia Museum/Twitter)

A small stuffed bunny that captured the hearts of many last March break is still looking for its owner.

"It is as if he magically hopped into the museum," said Jeff Gray, curator of visitor experience at the Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History.

After the museum discovered the lost bunny, online marketing officer Victoria Castle started the campaign #FoundBunny in an attempt to help reunite the toy with its owner.

But so far, no one has come forward to claim it.

#FoundBunny takes in a moment of quiet reflection with some woodland critters. (Nova Scotia Museum/Twitter)

Gray says he was surprised by how many people took to the story online.

"I had never been called by CNN before [this]," laughed Gray.

There are a couple of reasons why Gray believes #FoundBunny became so popular.

The first is that people can relate to losing a beloved toy, he said.

It was also around the time of Twitter's museum week and that captured a lot of imaginations, Gray said.

#FoundBunny may spend the majority of his time in a glass case at the front of the museum, but he also hops around.

#FoundBunny learns to use the museum's drill press, helping out with exhibit renewal. It's been nearly a year since the museum found the stuffed toy. (Nova Scotia Museum/Twitter)

"He's gained most of his notoriety by a few of the adventures that he's had," Gray said.

He's been all over the museum, in the offices, out to social media gatherings.

He even learned how to use a drill press, said Gray,

"A lot of people wanted the story ... to have its happy ending," Gray said.

Gray still does, and is hoping it finds its way back home this March break.


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