Name
American Pika
Scientific Name
Category
H
Taxon
Mammals
American Pika (Ochotona princeps) is a small (up to 23 cm in length) rabbit relative, with short limbs and rounded ears that lives in montane areas with talus slopes. North-central New Mexico is the southernmost reach of their distribution in the Rocky Mountains. They are active year-round and store food in hay piles on rocky talus slopes.


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