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Featured Species | New England Cottontail (05:34)

Host: Sarah Leon with Anthony Tur

New England Cottontail (click to view larger)
New England cottontail
Photo credit: Pam Wells


Status: Candidate/ Conservation to preclude ESA listing
Scientific Name: Sylvilagus transitionalis
Description: The New England cottontail population has plummeted over the last several decades, disappearing from 86 percent of its historical range.
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Last updated: April 7, 2011