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Photo: Behold the darling pika

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Is it a mouse? Is it a bunny? It's a mouse-bunny! Say hello to the delightful American pika. Ochotona princeps is indeed a member of the rabbit family, not the mouse family ... but oh so mousey-bunny in appearance. You may know them by their other names – rock rabbit, piping hare, haymaker, mouse-hare, whistling hare, and cony – all which attest to the undeniable charm of this alpine angel. This one was photographed by Tony LePriuer in Kananaskis Country, Alberta.

Learn more about the pika and its perils here: Meet the cutie that could vanish from the US.

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