Unusual town appeared in Latvia.
50 km from Riga, in the small town of Basses Bauska district, Latvia, in the spring of 2009 there was an unusual tourist site under the open sky, dubbed “Rabbit camp”.
His name is not a product of the rich imagination of man, and a real reflection of reality. Latvian ojārs Narvils created on the site of the unique town with an area of 2.5 square kilometers, built-up miniature houses – replicas of constructions of the XIX century, built of brick and wood. Along the city’s streets were built in a row with real electric lights, and inhabit a special settlement solely to residents of long-eared rabbits. Today the total population has 700 permanent inhabitants, representing 65 different species. This figure is due to the biological features of rabbit does not cease to increase rapidly, so the relative demographic situation worry you should not.
The idea of building a unique miniature of the state, according to the ojārs Narvils, was born in agony in the truest sense of the word. The fact that one day a future mayor of the town was in a very unpleasant situation – he had left the woman who was the main love of his life. To somehow drown the pain of losing a professional carpenter decided to dedicate himself entirely to what he does best – take building tools and focus on creating something unusual, thereby being distracted from the sad thoughts. And he did it.
Ojārs began to create small copies of wooden buildings – so there were first, second, and then third house. Craftsman realising it as a regular hobby beginning to arouse great interest among people. A few months later grew a city that was soon populated by furry animals. On the question of why the villager began rabbits, the chief architect says that these animals have very honest eyes that never lie. They displayed everything. Even when the furry residents something hurts, they tell it through the eyes. According to a caring owner, the main purpose of his ideas is to give people a good mood, and long-eared animals wandering in their possession, perfectly cope with this task.
So, thanks to a broken love in a world unusual a resort for rodents, whose opening was held on may 30, 2009. While the collection of Rabbit town consists of 65 different species long-eared rodents, but ojārs promises that soon this figure will reach the hundreds. In the Czech Republic he found a good partner for cooperation, which has 30 years of experience breeding rabbits. Today it helps to replenish the collection in the Basses, bringing different representatives of the species from other European countries. Also the owner of a mini-settlement receives direction from the oldest breeder of Latvia, ranta Legzdina, and consults with a veterinarian Dace by Kaul. Even a complete lack of experience in rabbit breeding does not prevent the joiner to invest maximum resources and energy.
Creator of mini-settlements calls himself Gulliver. To the inhabitants of the Country of lilliput, he is very good human being. Each project home it fit the character of the future tenant. For example, dwarf lamb named Observer, who loves to look at everything from the height, was specially built a real castle crowned with a tower for observation.
In addition to the lovely homes and streets with lampposts on the territory of the miniature city is a real well with clean water. The front door of each home is decorated with flower pots. To date, built more than three dozen of the tiny buildings. Recently was built a rabbit “skyscraper”, with a height of 2.4 meters. The plans of the carpenter several similar houses. To build taller buildings ojārs not going to, because for the life of rabbit families will not be able to watch the younger guests. The best time for trips, according to the mayor of Rabbit town, will be the evening period, when the streets are lit lanterns.
The plot, which is inhabited by Bouncing creatures, fenced, however, each resident has his own house. Youngsters who are under 4 months, living in separate youth area with unique houses-hostels. To achieve 4 months of age they are moved into a separate apartment where they live with families. The spacious house has got a giant Belgian Flander weighing 8 pounds. On the second floor of the house settled a tiny neighbor – Hermelin white with beautiful blue eyes. The interior idea was developed taking into account the interests of its inhabitants: a room in a house only one, but it performs the function of the dining room.
Oddly enough, but in addition to the incredible fertility rabbits are also known for their voracity. Every day the townspeople eat 2.5 bag of food – mixed with feed grains. Now in plans of ojārs work on the city’s infrastructure: shops, kindergartens, and perhaps even a hall for concerts.
With other animals rabbits coexist peacefully live here in pony, goats, storks, and also character Rabbit town – a dog named Cupid with a huge black heart on her right side.
A new settlement had to appeal not only to locals but also people from other villages and towns who are happy to go in the Latvian remote places, to see a curious sight. To visitors, the local population is very friendly, especially if they came in peace or with a carrot in hand.
Ojārs Narvils admits that when the new city appeared on “Latvia map”, he really doubt the success of your project. Surprisingly, the minimum expectations regarding the number of visitors was surpassed several times. In the rabbit Kingdom, people began to arrive with their families. According to them, in this place there is a possibility to relax with the whole soul. A striking landmark on pleasing both adults and young visitors. Then the Creator is devoted to the rabbits of the town realized that he had hit “the bull’s-eye”.
In Rabbit town can be purchased purebred rabbits for breeding dwarf rabbits, as well as choose a house for the animal.
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