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Jack's-Jane
14-06-2011, 08:26 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SJmzkqANzRU

http://www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/environment/no-plan-b-for-endangered-rabbit-1.1082562

emjrabbitwolf
14-06-2011, 08:35 PM
wonder if you can get a license and help? I would

youthnovels
14-06-2011, 08:37 PM
They're so cute.

I'm with you on the breeding of these though. That's for a good cause, IMO :wave:

Gemmapookie
14-06-2011, 08:49 PM
:d:d:d:d:d

Pebblesetc
14-06-2011, 09:04 PM
AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW :love::love::love::love::love:
Little tiny bundles of SQUEE!!!

areia
14-06-2011, 10:08 PM
squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee:love:

antigone
14-06-2011, 10:27 PM
To play the 'devil's advocate', what's the point of breeding them?:? From what I understand, the rabbits are almost extinct due to lack of habitat. Unless they get their habitat back (from the farmers) they won't survive. :(

LauryStevens
14-06-2011, 10:32 PM
What an amazing thing! beautiful rabbit!

BinkyBun
14-06-2011, 10:44 PM
So beautiul!:love: Its so refreshing to hear of Science people actually trying to help rabbits even if these are a different kind of rabbit.

Jack's-Jane
15-06-2011, 07:01 AM
To play the 'devil's advocate', what's the point of breeding them?:? From what I understand, the rabbits are almost extinct due to lack of habitat. Unless they get their habitat back (from the farmers) they won't survive. :(

They will be released into *protected* areas- ie areas where the terrain has to remain in it's natural state

http://www.oregonzoo.org/Conservation/pygmyrabbit.htm

I think it's fantastic that they, the conservation workers, are repairing the damage other humans have caused.

Mischief and Tinker's Mum
15-06-2011, 08:22 AM
That's lovely. :)

Captain Helen
15-06-2011, 10:33 AM
Aww, they're adorable! :love: Good luck to them!


Predators aren't the only issue. Conventional mating is difficult because female pygmy rabbits will only briefly tolerate the presence of males, and often fight with them, the scientists say.

:shock: A breed of rabbits that don't breed like rabbits?! :shock:

parsnipbun
15-06-2011, 10:57 AM
Thats great!! Watched some of the linked videos too - really heartwarming

chul
15-06-2011, 11:16 AM
:love:

As long as someone doesn't take some to breed pets with!

VickiP
17-06-2011, 10:59 PM
I've got mixed feelings about this, I'm not sure it's a good idea or not and kind of defeating the object if mixing breeds etc I'll perch on the fence on this one.:?

Rhian33
17-06-2011, 11:07 PM
So beautiul!:love: Its so refreshing to hear of Science people actually trying to help rabbits even if these are a different kind of rabbit.

Hey, not all of us scientists are bunny haters y'know :evil:




















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