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New England Cottontail Rabbits Among Critters Protected In New Wildlife Refuge02:14
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A cottontail rabbit sits in nature. (Eric Sonstroem/Flickr)
A cottontail rabbit sits in nature. (Eric Sonstroem/Flickr)
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The rare New England cottontail rabbit and other shrub-land animals are getting some new help from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The agency is targeting 15,000 acres of land in six northeastern states — including Massachusetts — for a new Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge.

Maine Public Radio's Fred Bever reports on the new refuge.

This segment aired on October 26, 2016.

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