The Riverine Rabbit (Bunolagus monticularis) is one of the world’s rarest and most endangered mammals and is South Africa’s most endangered wildlife species. Critically Endangered since 2003, this rare rabbit is an important species for measuring ecosystem health.

Number of Riverine Rabbits left in the wild:
The current population is estimated at less than 250 breeding pairs and is declining.

Main Threats to Endangered Riverine Rabbits:
Habitat loss and degradation, hunting for sport and by farm workers, and accidental trapping are the main threats.

Best Places to see Riverine Rabbits:
The Karoo in South Africa: this endemic species is only found along rivers in Nama and Succulent Karoo areas, in the Central and Small Karoo, of South Africa. Also known as Bushman Rabbits or Bushman Hares, they are found in the Anysberg Nature Reserve, in the Western Cape.