Rabbit Woes: Easter Icons Face Survival Struggles

Chocolate bunnies may be abundant this Easter season, but some real-life rabbit species around the world are becoming increasingly rare.

“We have lots of endangered rabbits,” said Andrew Smith, a biologist at Arizona State University in Tempe and chair of a World Conservation Union working group dedicated to management and conservation of rabbits, pikas, and hares–a family also known as lagomorphs.