Daily Postcard: American Pika Spotted At Bandelier

Daily Postcard: Bandelier National Monument provides excellent insights into how mountain-dwelling species may fare amidst ongoing global change such as this American Pika spotted Tuesday. Despite their cuddly appearance, American pikas—the smallest members of the lagomorph group—are among North America’s toughest animals. Pikas are one of the few mammals in the lower 48 states that can survive their entire lives in alpine terrain, the windswept no-man’s-land above tree line. Source: nwf.org. Courtesy/BNM

An American Pika sits on a rock Tuesday at Bandelier. Courtesy/BNM


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