WebHeader_Grove.jpg
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Support NHPR with your tax-deductible year-end gift today!

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 Sacks of the University of California, Davis, who runs the university’s Mammalian Ecology and Conservation Unit.

Guests

Copyright 2021 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

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