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Joey wants me to tell you guys all about the Ili pika. Have you ever heard of an Ili pika before? It is the cutest mammal ever. Joey says it looks like a teddy bear. It is so fluffy and cute. The Ili pika is also known by its scientific name the Ochotona iliensis. The Ili pika was discovered by a scientist named Li Weindong in 1983. The Ili pika was discovered in the Tianshan Mountains in the Northwestern part of China. The Ili pika is very rare and endangered. There is not a lot known about this cute adorable creature. With your parent/caretaker’s permission google the ili pika and see how cute and fluffy it is.
What is your favorite mammal?
Facts about the Ili pika:
1. The Ili pika is an herbivore. They eat weeds, grasses, plants,
and other vegetation. Ili pikas store food for the winter, but they do not
2. There are about 30 species of pikas. Here is a list of
some of the names of the different pikas:
- · Chinese red pika
- · Forrest’s pika
- · Ladak pika
- · Plateau pika
- · Royle’s pika
- · Steppe pika
- · Yellow pika
3. The Ili pika is mainly diurnal. Diurnal means they are
active during the day time hours. Some Ili pikas may be active during the night
if they have to be.
4. The Ili pika can get up to eight (8) inches tall and they
can weigh up to about 8.5 ounces.
5. Ili pikas can live up to seven (7) years.
6. Ili pikas live in the holes of the rocky areas of the
Tianshan Mountains in the Northwestern part of China. The Ili pikas can survive
7. Some people say that the Ili pika resembles a short-eared
rabbit. The Ili pikas have been given the nickname the magic bunny. Ili pikas
have short legs and rounded ears.
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Books about pikas:
1. The Ili Pikas: Lickerty Split and Hoppity Joy by Pamela
2. Pikas Wild Animals Edition by James Willoughby
3. It's Nice to Be a Pika by Molly Woodward
4. Pika's Day by Lisa Swain
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