9 Cottontail Rabbits Come to NH to Help Repopulate Species

Nine New England NE_Cottontail_largecottontails born and raised in captivity at the Roger Williams Zoo in RI, now call New Hampshire home. In September, they were transported to a special outdoor pen in Newington, N.H., where they will spend the winter transitioning to life in the wild. The rabbits are here because of a major effort among six states to restore their population and protect them before they disappear forever.
A special fundraising effort is now underway through the N.H. Fish and Game Department’s Non-game and Endangered Wildlife Program to support this mufti-faceted restoration effort for New Hampshire’s only native cottontail. New England cottontails are endangered in New Hampshire and are a candidate for listing under the Federal Endangered Species Act

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