China tried to drive a furry mammal to extinction. Maybe that wasn’t such a good idea

As he gazes out across the rolling grasslands of the Tibetan plateau, where hundreds of his yaks are grazing, 70-year-old Awang Chumpey is less than happy. The land he shares with his neighbors is dotted with thousands of tiny burrows, home to a colony of plateau pika that he blames for eating his animals’ grass

The Washington Post

Last updated on 22 July 2016

Type: 
Media Watch
Country: 
China
Region: 
Asia
Species: 
Bos grunniens
Species group: 
Terrestrial mammals