Rabbit Woes: Easter Icons Face Survival Struggles

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: April 17, 2003   View Article

Chocolate bunnies may be abundant this Easter season, but some real-life rabbit species around the world are becoming increasingly rare.

“We have lots of endangered rabbits,” said Andrew Smith, a biologist at Arizona State University in Tempe and chair of a World Conservation Union working group dedicated to management and conservation of rabbits, pikas, and hares—a family also known as lagomorphs.

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