Bini the basketball-playing bunny hops into the record books

Published 22 September 2017

This rabbit’s nose for the net has made him an internet sensation.

Bini holds the record for Most slam dunks in one minute by a rabbit, with seven.

Originally born in Israel, the hoop-loving pet now lives in Los Angeles, California, USA, with his owner, Shai Asor.

At first, Shai taught Bini tricks such as standing and spinning, but when he found the bouncy bunny playing with a ball one day, he set him up with his very own basketball court!

FACT: Bini is a Holland Lop, which is a dwarf breed. That hasn’t stopped him from being a high achiever though. He has millions of social media followers and even sells his artwork online!

Bini and his artwork

On the days he’s not trying to become the next basketball legend or a famous artist, Bini wakes up very early and runs around the house a bit, then eats fresh greens for breakfast. 

He later takes an afternoon nap and wakes up full of energy for playtime with his owner.  

A stroke of genius: While Bini the rabbit loves to shoot hoops, he’s also a talented artist. Give him a brush, canvas and acrylic paints and he’ll create a masterpiece… Just don’t take the paintbrush away from him before he’s finished or he’ll be hopping mad!

Most basketball slam dunks by a rabbit Bini

Owner Shai says: "Having Bini become part of the Guinness World Records family is an incredible feeling.  Especially since I used to read the annual books when I was a kid."

Bini is so special that he is now the star of our new online game called Basketball Bunny, playable on our microsite or on the GAMEE app.

Basketball Bunny comp

Play against the record-breaking bunny on indoor and outdoor basketball courts and get the chance to win bonus basketballs throughout the game. 

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Plus, we're holding an exclusive competition to offer five players some incredible prizes including the Guinness World Records collection, a stationary set, notebook, headphones and a hoodie, all contained in a funky duffel bag. Enter the competition.

Bini and his basketball star skills can be found in the first-ever, brand new Guinness World Records 2018: Amazing Animals book alongside other fantastic furry record holders. The Guinness World Records 2018 collection is out now!

Guinness World Records 2018 collection

Basketball Bunny

Basketball Bunny

Shoot hoops with Bini the bunny

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