30 Jan '15, 3pm

Endangered red fox caught on camera in Yosemite for first time in 100 years

Now that the foxes are back on the radar, researchers on the Yosemite “carnivore crew” are working to create more opportunities to study the dark-red critters. They will continue using remote cameras, like the ones that captured the first images, but they’re taking some additional steps as well. The crew set up hair snares at each camera station, in hopes of catching hair samples for genetic analysis. That way, the park can learn more about the population and possibly figure out how many individual foxes are in the area, as well as whether they are related to individuals from the Sonora Pass area.

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