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I don’t know how I missed this:
No where to be found in the wild since 2004, but Columbia Basin pygmy rabbits have been reintroduced to the wildlife area in June 2011 after zoologists tried to bred them on Oregon Zoo and the Washington State University.
These rabbits are the world’s smallest and among the rarest.  Native only to Columbia Basin in Washington State, they usually weighs less than a pound in adulthood.
For more information, go here.

I don’t know how I missed this:

No where to be found in the wild since 2004, but Columbia Basin pygmy rabbits have been reintroduced to the wildlife area in June 2011 after zoologists tried to bred them on Oregon Zoo and the Washington State University.

These rabbits are the world’s smallest and among the rarest.  Native only to Columbia Basin in Washington State, they usually weighs less than a pound in adulthood.

For more information, go here.

Wolves have had to be tenacious, not only do they endure some of the harshest conditions on earth, but they have also survivied bitter hostility from humanity. Their methods, especially when hunting, may shock us deeply, but they aren’t given meat out of tins and packages as our dogs are. A wolf can only be a wolf.
David Atternborough Wildlife Specials: Wolves

Leopard

“Shy and solitary, the leopard is a creature of shadows. Even upside down, the leopard won’t let go of her pry.” 

  - David Attenborough Wildlife Specials: Leopards

Distribution: mainly in central and eastern Africa

Habitant: woodlands, grasslands, riverine forests

Lifespan: unknown in the wild; 21-23 years in captivity

Character: solitary hunter with stealth and speed 

Maximum speed: 58 kilometres per hour (36mph)

Facts about the animal:

  • The smallest one among the “big cats” (lion, tiger, jaquar, and leopard);
  • Nighttime is the best hunting time for leopards because they can put their extraordinary night vision into use. Some love to pry around sunrise or sunset;
  •  They usually stalk their preys until they are within the distance of 30 metres before they spring;
  • They are known for their climbing skills. They bring their preys onto trees to their food away from other predators and scavengers;
  • When they pry, they keep their tails on the ground, so a raising tail is the sign of given up.


Image:clouded leopard