Science & Technology
12:29 pm
Wed December 18, 2013

U Study: Low-Elevation Pikas Love Moss

Low-elevation pikas (Ochotona princeps) in the Columbia River Gorge thrive by eating moss
Jo Varner, University of Utah

  Pikas are furry creatures related to rabbits that live in rockslide areas at the tops of mountains in the West.  They’re not often found below about eight thousand feet.  But a new study from the University of Utah has discovered how a population of pikas is thriving close to sea level.  

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