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NATURE

Pika Builds Nest to Survive Long Harsh Winter

  • Aired: 03/29/2017
  • 02:57
  • Rating: NR
The pika, a close relative of the rabbit, lives in some of the harshest environments on earth, including the Himalayas and Ural Mountains of Russia. In order to survive the long cold winter, it builds an edible nest of plant material, which serves as it's food store, as well as a cozy home.
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A close relative of the rabbit displays 'haying' behavior.
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