Observation of Royle’s Pika (Ochotona roylei) in Api Nampa Conservation Area, Far Western Region, Nepal

Authors

  • Narayan P Koju Khwopa College, Bhaktapur
  • Mukesh Kumar Chalise Central Department of Zoology, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur, Kathmandu

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3126/jnhm.v27i0.14156

Keywords:

pika population, habitat, medicinal use, far west Nepal

Abstract

This study was carried out on the southern base of Mt. Api in Api Nampa Conservation Area (ANCA) during June of 2012 and 2013. Pikas were observed for their population and behaviors. Feeding behavior was observed on more than 23 plants species including poisonous species to cattle. Pikas raid the human supply sometime peeping into human shelter. Local people use pika meat to cure some diseases.

J. Nat. Hist. Mus. Vol. 27, 2013: 78-86

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Published

2015-12-17

How to Cite

Koju, N. P., & Chalise, M. K. (2015). Observation of Royle’s Pika (Ochotona roylei) in Api Nampa Conservation Area, Far Western Region, Nepal. Journal of Natural History Museum, 27, 78–86. https://doi.org/10.3126/jnhm.v27i0.14156

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