Rare Red Fox Spotted for the First Time in a Century!

This is very exciting news! Remote cameras in Yosemite National Park have recently captured images of a Sierra Nevada Red Fox (once in December and the most recent one this month). This is the first sighting of the very shy Red Fox in one hundred years!! This is a very endangered species – one of the most endangered mammals in North America in fact – and biologists and researchers claim there are less than 50 individual Sierra Nevada Red Foxes (also known as the High Sierra Fox) left in the wild. Considered to be “critically endangered,” the Center for Biological Diversity petitioned the federal government to protect the High Sierra fox under the Endangered Species Act.

Here’s a video clip of the image caught on camera with an audio announcement about the sighting:

What a gorgeous animal! 


photographed in 2010



photographed in Lassen Volcanic National Park in 2002


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The All About Wildlife website is an educational resource and has a good list of ways to help wildlife and I encourage you to go take a look at what they suggest. There you’ll be able to discover how to plant a wildlife garden and you’ll also have access to a list of top wildlife and environmental non-profit organizations.

Please consider donating to local, national or wildlife organizations. Be sure you do your homework first, of course, but wildlife organizations are always in need of financial support. You might also consider donating your time: look into your local area wildlife organizations and volunteer. You’ll learn so much and be so enriched!

Thanks for taking the time to read my blog post. Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section. Have you ever spotted a rare or endangered animal? Can you imagine how exciting it was when the reviewers of the camera footage saw that Sierra Nevada Red Fox?!

4 thoughts on “Rare Red Fox Spotted for the First Time in a Century!

    • I know! Isn’t it awesome?! That’s extraordinary really, not to have seen one in the last 100 years. Hard to fathom! Hey, thanks for stopping by!


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