Central and Eastern parts of Canada and the United States
Pile high. The ili pika spends the summer constructing a huge pile of hay, which it will use as a food source to make it through the lean months of winter in its mountain home. This elusive loner's life centers on its den, from which it warily ventures to forage for nearby plants. Rarely seen by humans, its most recent confirmed sightings came after a disappearance of 20 years. Now faced with climate change, overgrazing by livestock and deadly encounters with dogs, the ili pika may be on the verge of disappearance altogether.
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Sloping, high rock walls and cliff faces of the borohoro mountain range