Sunday, 8 April 2007

The Sumatran Striped Easter Bunny

Good news: one of the rarest species of rabbit in the world was seen again, but for only the third time in the last 35 years. Wildlife Conservation Society's Asia Program has released pictures of a Sumatran Striped Rabbit (Nesolagus netscheri), photographed by a camera trap in Bukit Barisan National Park.

The rabbit was last photographed in 2000, and before that the last sighting was by a scientist in 1972. It is threatened by habitat loss due to farming and is listed as critically endangered by the World Conservation Union. But the sightin has given new hope to conservationists

Happy Easter!