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Doesn’t Get Any Cuter

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Baby pika at Lake O’Hara - photo by Charlotte Dibb

You can tell that this is a young pika by it’s smooth and babyish looking fur, compared to the rougher looking coats of the adults. It is also about half the size of a full grown pika which is pretty small when you think that adults are only 7 inches (18 cm) long and about 3 inches (8 cm) high. 

Brian Keating talks about Pikas in the Purcell Mountains and Parks Canada’s study on these little critters. Listen to CBC’s Homestretch August 13, 2012. You can also watch the video below to hear the Pika's call.