It has been tough to get their numbers up since a conservation biologist says "They just didn't breed like rabbits." However, they have about 100 now and will try a new approach at reintroduction (it was unsuccessful in 2007). This time they will try a "soft reintroduction. The rabbits will be released into a six-acre enclosure to acclimate and the new babies this spring will be born into this protected environment. I hope this all works since I would hate to see this smallest of our wild rabbits become a myth like the Easter bunny.
Go to this link to see a video by the Oregon Zoo of baby Pygmy Rabbits.