Cute Animal Video of the Day: American Pika Lets Out Almighty Meep

American pikas communicate over vast distances with an adorable and distinctive squeak. They usually cry out to warn other pikas about predators, but they also display a wider variety of vocalizations during mating seasons. These particular pikas reside in Kokanee Glacier Provincial Park, British Columbia.

Some of the footage from this clip made its way into an episode of Daily Planet on Discovery Channel Canada this past October – take a look and see if the first pika’s meep takes you by surprise:

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90 comments

Mary Cromley
.2 years ago

He is a cute little fellow. Looks a little like a chinchilla. Love the "meep".

Alicia Guevara
Alicia Guevara3 years ago

Cute! Tks.

Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra3 years ago

Thank you Claire, for Sharing this!

Carrie Anne Brown

cute! thanks for sharing :)

Thomas Brueckner
Thomas Brueckner4 years ago

Pikas are so pretty little cute animals.The squeak of Pikas are sounds so nice.

Amber Beasley
Amber Beasley4 years ago

so cute!

Carolanne Powell
C Powell4 years ago

What a little sweetie Xx

Sandi C.
Sandi C4 years ago

thats so cute!

Magdika Cecilia Perez

how cute : ))))))

Laura Collins
Laura collins4 years ago

Super cute!