A rare striped rabbit, Nesolagus Timminsi, has been found at a preserve in the central province of Thua Thien – Hue.

Commonly known as the Annamite striped rabbit, it was discovered by an official of the Sao la Thua Thien – Hue preserve, reported Thanh Nien daily.

The discovery was revealed by Le Ngoc Tuan, director of the preserve, who said the Annamite striped rabbit is one of the only two species of rabbits that have stripes (the other is Nesolagus netscheri, commonly known as the Sumatran rabbit).

The species is categorised as “data deficient” in the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List of Threatened Species.

The Annamite striped rabbit is found in Laos and Vietnam, where records suggest that it could occur naturally at lower densities than other species in the Southeast Asia, the IUCN said.-VNA