Monday, January 31, 2011

My new favorite animal: the pika!


I watched an episode of Life of Mammals, which is narrated by David Attenborough, and discovered this adorable tiny animal.

A cute pika sitting on rocks with orange and white lichen.

The name comes from the Russian word "pikat", which means "to squeak"! Pikas are related to the always cute and fuzzy rabbit (and hares too). Pikas like cold rocky areas, so they can hide or burrow in between the rocks.

As you can see, they have super tiny ears, limbs, and tails.

Pikas like eating plants, just like me.

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