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2006-04-17 16:49:33

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The numbers of New England cottontail rabbits are on the decline in Maine, with only 300 of the animals remaining in a small range in the southern end of the state. Efforts are under way to increase their numbers by preserving habitat where they live. The numbers have fallen as development pressures have claimed shrub-filled farm fields where the rabbits live. The state and conservationists are working on plan to preserve spots where the rabbits still live and restore...

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Tapeti, Sylvilagus brasiliensis
2012-07-05 09:48:08

The tapeti (Sylvilagus brasiliensis) is a species of cottontail rabbit that can be found in Central and North America. Its other common names include the forest rabbit and the Brazilian rabbit. It is the only species in the Leporidae family found in the majority of its range. The tapeti is nocturnal and is a solitary creature. It can be seen foraging for browse and grass in forested regions, in human populated areas such as gardens and plantations, and near swamps and riverbeds. The tapeti...

Marsh Rabbit, Sylvilagus palustris
2012-05-03 12:23:42

The marsh rabbit (Sylvilagus palustris), is found in the coastal and marsh covered regions of the eastern and southern United States. It is sometimes called the marsh hare. This rabbit has three subspecies, and the range for them is small. The Carolina marsh rabbit (Sylvilagus palustris palustris) inhabits mainland areas. The Florida marsh rabbit (Sylvilagus palustris paludicola) inhabits the peninsula regions of Florida, but is not found along a northern area of the Miami coast. Only found...

2009-02-16 20:00:17

The New England Cottontail (Sylvilagus transitionalis) is a species of cottontail rabbit found in new England, from southern Maine to southern New York. It is close in appearance to the Eastern Cottontail. The New England Cottontail is currently a candidate for protection under the Endangered Species Act. Cottontail hunting has been restricted in some areas where the Eastern and New England Cottontail species coexist to protect the remaining New England Cottontail population. Photo...

2009-02-16 19:57:50

The Swamp Rabbit (Sylvilagus aquaticus) is a species of cottontail rabbit found in the swamps and wetlands of the southern United States. Swamp rabbits are skilled swimmers and often cross streams, ponds and rivers. It will also hide from predators by sitting in shallow water, exposing only its nose to the air to breathe. It is similar in appearance to other cottontails, although it is among the largest members of the genus. An adult Swamp Rabbit weighs between three to six pounds. Males...

2006-12-26 11:10:57

The Desert Cottontail (Sylvilagus audubonii) is a New World cottontail rabbit, a member of the family Leporidae. Desert Cottontails are found throughout the central United States from eastern Montana to western Texas. It is also found northern Mexico. Their range extends to central Nevada and southern California and Baja California. They are found at heights of up to 6,562 feet (2000 meters). They are particularly associated with the dry near-desert grasslands of the American southwest....

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