Ili Pika – Small, cute and extremely rare mammal rediscovered

Ili Pika

Talk about keeping a low profile… Ili Pika has got it….LOLFor the first time in 20 years, the Ili pika, an adorable little mammal of the same order as rabbits and hares, has been spotted in its habitat atop the Tianshan mountains in northwestern China, National Geographic reported. Conservationists are now raising awareness and calling for support in protecting the species, which is teetering on the edge of extinction.Ili pika’s reappearance after two decades has researchers concerned about the animal’s survival, as rising temperatures push the tiny creature higher into the mountains. Today, there are fewer than 1,000 Ili pikas left, according to conservationist Li Weidong, who first discovered the animal and was part of the team that found it again last summer.This is just too cute…call me weird 😀 

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