This little nocturnal rabbit can only be found in the Karoo regions and is currently the most endangered mammal in South Africa. It only lives in the deep silt flood plains of seasonal Karoo rivers and can’t be found anywhere else in the world, making it incredibly vulnerable to habitat loss.
Major threats – Loss of habitat due to cultivation and livestock farming
Current conservation efforts – Riverine Rabbit Conservation Programme
How you can help – Contact the EWT if you live in the Karoo and you spot riverine rabbits.