The pygmy rabbit. Photo from the Wenatchee Naturalist website.

The pygmy rabbit is endangered and lives in the shrub steppe near Wenatchee. Not only is the pygmy rabbit facing habitat loss, wildfires, predators and climate change, but a new virus is sweeping west that may threaten this already fragile population of rabbits. Read this article Biologists Vaccinate Washington’s Endangered Pygmy Rabbits to Protect Them From ‘Bunny Ebola’ by Courtney Flatt of how biologists are working to protect the pygmy rabbit.

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