Latest Pygmy Rabbit Stories
As of Tuesday, the smallest rabbit in North America is being considered for endangered species protection by the federal government. Adult pygmy rabbits are under a foot long and weigh anywhere from half a pound to a little over a pound.
The Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit is finally back in its old stomping grounds, munching olive-drab sagebrush and hopefully doing what rabbits do best.
The Pygmy Rabbit, Brachylagus idahoensis, is a North American rabbit and is typically found in areas of tall, dense sagebrush cover, and is highly dependent on sagebrush to provide both food and shelter throughout the year. The historic distribution of the Pygmy Rabbit included much of the semi-arid, shrub steppe region of the Great Basin and adjacent intermountain zones of the conterminous western United States, and included portions of Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada, California,...
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