Catalina Island fox population grows at alarming pace

March 9, 2015 4:04 PM

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Catalina Island fox population grows at alarming pace

A $2-million recovery effort, including vaccination and captive breeding programming, helped turn things around. Now, officials are are preparing to have the fox taken off the endangered species list.

As their population has grown, the fox is increasingly venturing into more heavily populated portions of the island. Last year, 21 fox specimens were killed by cars. Several others died of drowning and poisoning.

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