'Magic rabbit' Which Has A Teddy Bear Face In In Grave Danger
Just like any other animal which is incredibly adorable, this “Magic Rabbit” it’s extremely rare. In addition to that the National Geographic is reporting that the numbers of Ila Pika, which is nicknamed “Magic Rabbit” and was first discovered 20 years ago at a remote region in China, are dramatically decreasing.
Carrie Arnold from National Geographic reports that there has been very few sighting of the “Magic Rabbit.”
"People have seen the furry critter only a handful of times since it was discovered by accident in 1983," he said.
“In fact, people have spotted only 29 live individuals, and little is known about the animal's ecology and behavior."
Scientist Li Weidong, who was the first to discover Ila Pika on the Trashan Mountains, re-discovered the rare species one more time this past summer. However researchers are pointing out to the fact that there numbers are increasingly dwindling, in fact it is estimated that there were 3,000 Ila Pika back in 1983 and now only 1,000 of them exists.
"I discovered the species, and I watched as it became endangered," the scientist told CNN. "If it becomes extinct in front of me, I'll feel so guilty."
He also went on to say that very soon, the Ila Pika might soon be extinct due to the fact that there is global warming. The rising temperatures which are usually witnessed as a result of global warming usually result into an increase in the altitude of permanent snow and as a result the Ika Pika has been forced to go further and further up the Tianshan Mountains.