The highly-endangered Yili Pika
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The 'magic bunny' more rare than the panda

Sixty-year-old retired conservationist, Li Weidong, has been on a mission for over 30 years to document and protect the highly-endangered Ili Pika; a mysterious rabbit-like mammal only found in China.

With fewer than 1,000 left they are now more rare than pandas.

Li first spotted the "magic bunny" in 1983. He saw the mysterious pika a few times more times including in 1990. But then he didn't see one again for 24 years.

This video is rare glimpse of the Ili Pika in its natural habitat.

  • 26 Mar 2015
  • From the section China
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