Sunday, March 22, 2015

Mammal With Teddy Bear Face Rediscovered

The tiny Ili pika (Ochotona iliensis) of the Tianshan Mountains of northwestern China is one of the world's most elusive (and cutest) animals. It is also close to extinction.
It was discovered by accident in 1983 and since then only 29 have been spotted so little is known about the animal's ecology and behavior. In 2014 it was spotted again by researchers who plan to create conservation areas for the species..

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Via The Presurfer

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