Nesolagus – Striped rabbits

Strictly nocturnal, super-rare, hardly-seen medium rabbits native to Southeast Asia

Striped rabbits are considered to be endemic and found in highlands of only four main places in western Sumatra, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Laos. They are nocturnal and hide in burrows of other animals during the day. The stripes on their face and body help them to blend perfectly with the environment. They are herbivores and feed mainly on plant materials.

The forest these species inhabit are rapidly disappearing due to human activities and are also threatened by habitat loss.