Pika Photo Gallery
What does the Pika look like?
During the summer Pikas are a variety of pelage colors ranging from grayish to cinnamon-brown. During the winter their pelage is grayer and twice as long.
American Pikas are often seen basking in the sunshine on rocks. Male and females usually live close to each other. Pikas have a high body temperature and thus are extremely sensitive to high temperatures. Scientists consider them a signal species with regards to temperature shifts. Recently their numbers have been declining.