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Study: Future for charismatic pika not as daunting as once feared

The American pika is thought by many biologists to be a prime candidate for extirpation as the planet continues to warm, done in by temperatures too severe for this small mammal native to cold climates.

Pika calling from a lava overhang at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve
Pika calling from a lava overhang at Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve.
Credit: Michael Durham (durmphoto.com)