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Red Fox Sighting In Yosemite Is First In Nearly 100 Years

A Sierra Nevada red fox has been captured on a motion-sensitive camera placed by wildlife biologists in a remote part of Yosemite National Park in California.

It’s the first time in nearly 100 years that the state-protected mammal has been seen in the park. Fewer than 50 are known to exist in North America.

Yosemite park ranger Kari Cobb actually saw a Sierra Nevada red fox north of Yosemite a few years ago. She joins Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson, along with Professor  Ben Sacksof the University of California, Davis, who runs the university’s Mammalian Ecology and Conservation Unit.

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A Sierra Nevada red fox was photographed twice in recent weeks, thanks to a remote motion-sensitive camera. (National Park Service)
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A Sierra Nevada red fox was photographed twice in recent weeks, thanks to a remote motion-sensitive camera. (National Park Service)