Relatives and Neighbors of Pikas

Many people are surprised to find out that pikas are related to rabbits and hares rather than mice or guinea pigs. Rabbits, hares and pikas are all members of the scientific order lagomorpha.

Snowshoe hare is a cousin.

In the pika neighborhood there may be ground squirrels, ptarmigans, mountain goats and mountain sheep.

Ptarmigan in summer colors

Two Female Goats

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