A rare and elusive rabbit has been found, held and photographed by a researcher from the University of East Anglia.
The Annamite striped rabbit, found in the forests of Laos and Vietnam, was first documented by rabbit expert Dr Diana Bell and colleagues from UEA's School of Biological Sciences in the journal Nature in 1999. It has rarely been seen since.
Researcher Sarah Woodfin, who is studying for a Masters in Applied Ecology and Conservation at UEA, set out on a three-month expedition to track the recently-discovered rabbit and study its habitat.
But she didn't expect to see one in the flesh, let alone become the first researcher to hold one in her arms.