Also known as the Ryukyu rabbit, the Amami rabbit is a species of rabbit only found on the Islands of Amami Ōshima and Tokunoshima in Japan. The Amami rabbit is a remnant of old extinct rabbits that used to live on mainland Asia. They are nocturnal forest-dwellers and feed mostly on grasses and acorns which they can dig out with their curved claws. Unlike other rabbits they have been known to make calling noises instead of thumping like pikas do. Currently the Amami rabbit is listed as endangered as hunting, predator introduction and habitat destruction have thinned their population.