A rare fox has been seen in Yosemite for the first time in almost 100 years

For the first time in almost 100 years, a critically endangered Sierra Nevada red fox (Vulpes vulpes necator) has been spotted in California’s Yosemite National Park.

Motion-sensing cameras at the north of the park captured two photographs of the animal, once in December 2014 (above) and again earlier this month, allowing researchers to identify and confirm the sighting.

It’s estimated that there are only 50 of the Sierra Nevada red foxes left, although they once were common across the Sierra Nevada mountain range, as well as other ranges across California. Via ScienceAlert.

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