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Collared Pika 

Traits: Very small mammal with a stocky body; short legs; sharp, curved claws

Habitat: Rocky slopes of alpine tundra in eastern and central Alaska

Foods: Stems and leaves of grasses, sedges, and other alpine tundra plants

Eaten by: Foxes, weasels, rough-legged hawks, golden eagles, snowy owls

Do You Know? Pikas do not hibernate. Their winter survival depends on the amount of stored plant material they have gathered and dried.

Special thanks to the ADF&G Division of Wildlife Conservation.

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