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Amami Rabbit

Scientific Name: Pentalagus furnessi
Conservation Status: Endangered
Natural Location: Japan

The range of the Amami Rabbit used to be much larger but over the years they have died out and can now only be found on two small islands of Japan. For this reason they have been listed as endangered. Native villagers of this island have purposely released many mongooses to try to ward off poisonous snakes. Unfortunately these mongooses also eat Amami Rabbits which has ultimately caused a significant decline in their numbers.

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