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Sumatran Striped Rabbit

Scientific Name: Nesolagus netscheri
Conservation Status: Critically endangered
Natural Location: Indonesia and Sumatra

The Sumatran Striped Rabbit has a very small range that includes parts of Sumatra and Indonesia. In these places a mountain range called the Barisan Mountains can be found and that is where the Sumatran Striped Rabbit makes its home. It lives in forests which are contained in these mountains. Due to their small range these rabbits are incredibly rare and there is only believed to have been a handful sightings of it in the wild over the last 20 or 30 years.

Sumatran Striped Rabbits do not dig their own burrows as most animals do. Instead they use the burrows that have already been dug by other animals.

The body of the Sumatran Striped Rabbit is light grey and has brown stripes. The tail is actually a red color which is unique amongst rabbits.

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