Red Fox Sighting In Yosemite Is First In Nearly 100 Years03:57
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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.

This red fox, photographed in 2002, was part of a study in Lassen Volcanic National Park. Note the white round plastic tag in the animal’s right ear. (Keith Slausen/USFS/PSW)
This red fox, photographed in 2002, was part of a study in Lassen Volcanic National Park. Note the white round plastic tag in the animal’s right ear. (Keith Slausen/USFS/PSW)

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This segment aired on January 29, 2015.

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