Route 66 News

Montana, R.I.P.

Word came today that Montana, the beloved mascot of Rich Henry’s Rabbit Ranch on Route 66 in Staunton, Ill., died overnight, likely from natural causes.

Montana some months ago underwent abdominal surgery and was nearly seven years old, which is the upper limit of the typical life span of rabbits. Montana even had her own Web page on Henry’s site.

Montana was known for her remarkably soft fur, quiet disposition, and tricks that she would perform for Route 66 travelers.

Here’s a video of Montana performing. It begins at the 3:17 mark: