Archival inkjet print mounted on Sintra
10 x 7 in
The Columbia Basin Pygmy Rabbit was the world's smallest rabbit, weighing less than one pound, and able to easily fit in the palm of a human hand. Population decline is generally attributed to the original small population and limited range as well as predation and habitat loss caused by agricultural development and wildfires. The rabbits were declared extinct in the wild in the 1990's. A small population remains in captivity, though breeding efforts have met with limited success.