Pygmy rabbit

Pygmy rabbitThe Pygmy Rabbit (Brachylagus idahoensis) is the smallest rabbit species in North America and can easily fit inside one's hand palm. The pygmy rabbit is only one of two rabbits in America which diggs its own burrows and does it extensively, with interconnecting chambers. They can be found at elevations of 1,370 to 2,135 meters (in Nevada) and 1,520 to 1,615 meters (in California). The Pygmy Rabbits' diet consists mainly of sagebrush. Predators of the pygmy rabbit are bobcats, coyotes, weasels, badgers, owls and foxes, but also humans. The IUCN lists the Pygmy rabbit as 'near threatened', certain subspecies are near extinction.


Animal Diversity web on Brachylagus idahoensis
Wikipedia on the Washington Pygmy rabbit

Keywords: gray , white , tail

The Pygmy rabbit is listed as Near Threatened (LR/nt), is close to qualifying for or is likely to qualify for a threatened category in the near future, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the pygmy rabbit
A young / baby of a pygmy rabbit is called a 'bunny, kit, kitten, leveret or nestling'. The females are called 'doe or jill' and males 'buck or jack'. A pygmy rabbit group is called a 'warren, nest, colony, bevy, bury, drove or trace'.
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Some facts about the
Pygmy rabbit

Adult weight : 0.421 kg (0.9262 lbs)

Female maturity :256 days

Gestation : 27 days

Litter size : 6

Litters per year : 3

Basal metabolic rate : 2 W

Body mass : 0.432 kg (0.9504 lbs)

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

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