pika

KVNF Regional Newscast: Friday, August 9, 2014

Aug 8, 2014

  Newscast

  • US Fish Wildlife decide not to place Colorado species on endangered list
  • Native pika are doing well in Colorado despite fears
  • State releases numbers from survey of teens
  • Colorado drops lawsuit against city of Longmont over fracking

pika
Sally King / National Parks Service

The American pika is closely related to a rabbit. They are about the size of a guinea pig and are found throughout Colorado's high country and other Western States in mountainous areas.

In the early 2000's pika were being considered for the endangered species list because they are susceptible to climate change, according to wildlife officials.