Latest Pygmy Rabbit Stories

2008-01-09 15:55:00

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. In 2003 these rabbits were listed in eastern Washington as endangered, and the current study conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will determine if they are to be listed in California, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, Montana, Wyoming and Utah. In 2005 a...

2007-03-14 20:06:04

EPHRATA, Wash. -- The Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit is finally back in its old stomping grounds, munching olive-drab sagebrush and hopefully doing what rabbits do best. Twenty of the creatures - each not much bigger than a man's hand - were set free Tuesday in a remote wildlife reserve, an attempt to jump-start their population in central Washington state. The rabbits were born and raised at Washington State University and at the Portland Zoo in Oregon. They are descendants of the last known...

Latest Pygmy Rabbit Reference Libraries

2007-06-25 10:56:17

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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