American Pika (From Earth Justice) Photo by Susan Drackett
The American Pika is a small mountain-dwelling relative of the rabbit that’s adapted to cold alpine conditions. When temperatures climb above 75°F, they can die in less than an hour. Due to climate change these animals are moving to higher elevation as a result of rising temperatures and may soon run out of habitat.
- Rabbit Species Threatened By Climate Change - Huffington Post (huffingtonpost.com)
- Colorado: Citizen science research on pikas to be crowdfunded with a boost from Groupon Grassroots (summitcountyvoice.com)