29 Jan '15, 7pm

Extremely rare Sierra Nevada red fox spotted in Yosemite

Without context, the trail cam photo above could easily be mistaken for being nothing more than a lovely image of a red fox . But for researchers at Yosemite National Park, it's a once-in-a-lifetime sighting. The fox in question just happens to be the Sierra Nevada red fox, one of the most endangered species in North America. Once heavily hunted by fur trappers in the early 20th century, no more than 50 of the red foxes are believed to exist. The confirmed sighting, captured by a remote motion-sensitive camera, marks the first time in 100 years the red fox has been seen within Yosemite. "We are thrilled to hear about the sighting of the Sierra Nevada red fox, one of the most rare and elusive animals in the Sierra Nevada,” said Don Neubacher , Yosemite National Park superintendent. “National parks like Yosemite provide habitat for all wildlife, and it is encouraging to see ...

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