Biologists are now trying to breed pygmy rabbits in the wild. So far biologists have found around 90 burrows this winter. Penny Becker says the DNA samples have shown more than 40 individual rabbits.
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A baby pygmy rabbit is kept dry in warm pillow case. The rabbit will be tagged and released into the wild. Biologists are now attempting to breed the rabbits in their natural habitat. So far, it's been successful.
Biologists tried breeding them at the Oregon Zoo, Washington State University and Northwest Trek Wildlife Park, west of Mount Rainier. But the pygmy rabbits didn’t like to breed in captivity.
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