The Ili pika is a species of mammal in the family Ochotonidae, endemic to northwest China. After its discovery in 1983, it was not documented again until 2014. Its population is declining, likely due to the effects of climate change.
The Ili pika inhabits talus slopes at high elevations, usually from about 2,800 to 4,100 meters. This species constructs haypiles and is a generalized herbivore. It primarily feeds on grasses and herbs.
Almost nothing is known about the ecology or behavior of the species.
The Ili pika somewhat resembles a short-eared rabbit. It is large for a pika, with a length of 20.3–20.4cm and a weight of up to 250g. It also looks like a little cute teddy bear and not much is known about this animal.
the Ili pika varies the percent of time. It is active during the day or night based on seasons. During the winter season, they are more active during the day while during the spring and fall, they are more active at night.
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