Pikas Disappearing in California

February 4, 2015 12:45 PM

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According to a new study, the American pika, a tiny rabbit similar to a creature that lives in the rocky mountain slopes in the American West, is vanishing from California.

Researchers found that increasing temperatures appear to be cause of some pika populations extinct in low elevation sites in the Sierra Nevada. The researchers took help of historical data and it was found that pikas are no longer found in 15% of their California range.

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