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Pygmy rabbits and arboreal activity documented

Photo: A pygmy rabbit climbs a sagebrush. This image was captured on a trail camera as part of on-going survey efforts to document occupancy of North America’s smallest rabbit and the only arboreal rabbit species in the world.

ODFW's East Region Conservation Biologist and field staff continue their pygmy rabbit research in Oregon's sagebrush country and in 2022 they expanded their efforts into Lake County. During recent field work, technicians were able to document arboreal activity by a pygmy rabbit. They will climb sagebrush to forage green leaves, but this activity is rarely seen in the field or documented with a photograph!

Pygmy rabbits are a state Sensitive Species and a Conservation Strategy Species that ODFW biologists are working to learn more about. If you see a pygmy rabbit or tracks ...more ↓

Posted on March 17, 2022 23:50 by oregonconservationstrategy oregonconservationstrategy | 0 comments | Leave a comment
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