Between the Stripes Part III: Unlocking the Rabbit’s Mysteries

August 17, 2017

The first time I saw a photo of the Annamite Striped Rabbit (Nesolagus timminsi) on the Internet, it was the distinguished tiger-striped fur that caught my attention. At that moment, I didn’t imagine that I would have an opportunity to conduct research on the species, or even maybe have a chance to encounter it in Read more

Between the Stripes Part II: A Rare Encounter

July 17, 2017

When I came to Vietnam five years ago, striped rabbits were the furthest thing from my mind. Oh, sure, I knew about Nesolagus timminsi—it was, after all, one of the recently discovered Annamite endemic mammals that had collectively drawn me to this region—but my focus was on Saola. And so I spent the next three Read more

Between the Stripes Part I: Discovery of a Tiger-like Rabbit

June 26, 2017

In the mid-1990s, the small landlocked country of Laos was a biological blank spot on the world map. The country had only recently opened its borders after years of isolation following the second Indochina conflict and then the struggles of installing a new communist government. Laos held vast unbroken tracts of tropical forest—but just what Read more