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Photo: Few things are cuter than a baby pika

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Warning: Our photo of the day may inspire involuntary cooing.

Oh jeez. I thought adult pikas were cute? I wasn't prepared for a juvenile, especially as seen through the lens of photographer Tony LePrieur.

Tony has shared a number of pika photos with us, mostly shot in Kananaskis, Canada ... and we can't seem to get enough. The ball of cuteness, the ears, the sweet demeanor, the whickers; resistance is futile. But surely this baby takes the cutie-pie cake.

For more photos, see:

Cute little pika will melt your heart
Behold the darling pica
Ball of cuteness is an American pika
Pika has a taste for flowers

And for more about the current status of the pika: Meet the 'mouse-bunny' that could vanish from the US

And now, carry on with the cooing.

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