1st confirmed sighting in nearly 100 years of a rare Sierra Nevada red fox in Yosemite Park

The Sierra Nevada red fox (Vulpes vulpes necator) of California is one of the rarest mammals in North America, likely consisting of fewer than 50 individuals. A study funded by the Yosemite Conservancy  placed motion-sensitive cameras in the park to determine occurrence and distribution of rare carnivores in the park. The cameras captured the fox on two separate instances (December 13, 2014 and January 4, 2015). These sightings of the fox within the park boundary were the first in nearly 100 years.

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