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Monday, December 26, 2011

Amami Rabbit

Beauty Of Animal | Amami Rabbit | The Amami Rabbit (Pentalagus furnessi,. Amami, Amamino kuro usagi, lit "Amami black rabbit levels"), also known as the Ryukyu Rabbit, is a primitive dark-furred rabbit, which found only in Amami Oshima and Toku-no-Shima, two small islands between southern Kyushu and Okinawa in Kagoshima Prefecture (but actually closer to Okinawa) in Japan.
Distribution, Habitat, Behavior

The ideal habitat for these rabbits in an area between mature and young forests. With fecal pellet counts and resident surveys, the number of rabbits is at 2000-4800 on Amami Island Iceland and 120-300 on Tokuno links links appreciated. Amami Rabbits sleep during the day in hidden places, like caves. Amami Rabbits are also noted for the production call noises that sound something like the call of a pika.

Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Animalia
Phylum:     Chordata
Class:         Mammalia
Order:         Lagomorpha
Family:     Leporidae
Genus:         Pentalagus
        Lyon, 1904
Species:     P. furnessi
Endangered Species
Before 1921 Hunters and trappers were another cause of decline in population numbers. In 1921, Japan declared the Amami rabbit in a "natural monument" that prevents it from being hunted.  Destruction of habitats, such as forest clearing for commercial logging, agriculture and residential space, is the most harmful activity on the distribution of these rabbits. Because these rabbits prefer the habitat of mature and young forests, they do not only mature forests grow untouched by destruction, but they do not thrive in newly emerging forests alone either.

In July 2008, the Amami Rangers won for nature protection is a photo of a feral cat is wearing a rabbit's body (rabbit fur and bones in cat or dog excrement found already proved), and then steer discussions about better ways to pets. There is a small area of the island of Amami, Amami Gunto that has quasi-national park that protects more of the population. There have been attempts by some in the restoration of habitats, but the Amami rabbit needs a mosaic of mature and young forest, which is nearby, and when a young forest is nowhere grown in the vicinity of a mature forest, the rabbit not likely to inhabit is.
Recommended conservation measures for the future includes the restoration of habitat and predator population control. A healthy balance between mature and young forests or on the southern end of the Amami exist be held so that the area would be protected by a good start. Restrict logging will also help to keep more of the forest for the rabbits to live by in more standing forest and disturbance of the environment more.  Was controlling the populations of mongoose, wild dogs and feral cats is another approach, which help strengthen the rabbit population. . It endangers restart a mongoose eradication program in 2005 and refers to the Amami rabbit than in 2004 for Japan.

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