Sumatran Striped Rabbit

Sumatran Striped Rabbit – Possessing Rare Qualities

Sumatran striped rabbit illustrated by Ravenari

Keywords/Guide Meanings:

Being elusive, cultivating sequestered habits, being unusual, forest wisdom and magic, a connection to forest wights, finding hidden spaces, a deep understanding of shadows and shadow magic, fooling and obfuscation, possessing rare qualities

General Description:

The Sumatran striped rabbit lives in high elevations of forest in the Barisan mountains. It is critically endangered and elusive, having only been sighted less than a handful of times (three times in the wild as of 2009). It is considered the world’s rarest rabbit. They prefer not to go looking far for food, staying in one spot and eating what’s around them – usually understorey plants. They are nocturnal, and hide in burrows during the day. They have unusually striped bodies, and red tails.