Tag: rabbits

January 22, 2021

Clearing forests for imperiled rabbits may instead help invasives

Measures taken to improve habitats for New England cottontails in New York state may actually favor their invasive cousins, the eastern cottontail. Clearcutting trees and conducting prescribed fires may be...

May 15, 2020

Deadly disease found in California rabbits for first time

Biologists have found a deadly virus in California rabbits, raising concerns about its spread to other wild and domestic populations. State wildlife and animal health officials say a black-tailed jackrabbit...

October 27, 2015

Q&A: What Are the Risks and Challenges Associated With Tularemia?

Tularemia, a severe infectious disease humans can contract from some small mammals, has been unusually active this year in Wyoming, with 16 human cases documented by the end of September....