Small enough to fit in your hand, pygmy rabbits are the world’s smallest rabbit. They’re also the only North American rabbits who dig their own burrows. They need continuous expanses of sagebrush for food and protection from predators, but their Sagebrush Sea home is quickly shrinking and breaking apart. 


Due to invasive plants, wildfire, oil and gas extraction, livestock grazing and development, pygmy rabbits lose more than 1 million acres of habitat every year. With allies, we petitioned to protect them under the U.S. Endangered Species Act in 2023.

We won't stop fighting until these imperiled, adorable mini-bunnies get the safeguards they need to survive.

Check out our press releases to learn more about the Center's actions for pygmy rabbits.

Pygmy rabbit by Miranda Crowell/Flickr.