Voted the second cutest animal in North America in a recent World Wildlife Fund survey, the American pika is now climbing mountains toward extinction, say scientists.
Never heard of the American pika?
Not surprising, given where it lives -- often above the clouds in the upper slopes of mountain ranges across western North America, from New Mexico all the way into British Columbia.
The pika is the tiniest member of the rabbit family; it is the size of a tennis ball.
Its young are the size...Full Story