American Pika Population Falling due to Climate Change: Study

February 4, 2015 6:46 AM

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The American Pika is little cute rodent, a cross between rabbit and mouse. Its population has been on the decline for quite some time now.

“Backpackers and hikers often see pikas scurrying back and forth across the rocks, gathering little bouquets of wildflowers in their mouths,” says UC Santa Cruz graduate student Joseph Stewart, “They are uniquely adapted to cold temperatures, but these same adaptations make the species vulnerable to...

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