The Red Fox Spotted at Yosemite After 100 Years!

Photo: NPS
Photo: NPS

The rare Sierra Nevada red fox (Vulpes vulpes necator) was captured at Yosemite National Park by a motion detection camera in January 2015, the first time in over 100 years.  The fox is one of the most rare mammals in North America and it’s believed there are only 50 individuals in existance.

“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,” stated Don Neubacher, Yosemite National Park Superintendent. “National parks like Yosemite provide habitat for all wildlife and it is encouraging to see that the red fox was sighted in the park.”

See more at the press release here.