my island fox report
The Island fox is an endangered animal it only lives on the channle islands the population has decrease over the last few years.This is a baby island fox!!An island fox only weighs 3-6lbs but stands it's ground to protect it's territory.Go To http://www.islandfox.org/
and watch the video of an island fox protecting it's territory. The Island Fox was nearly extinct from Golden Eagles,parasites and disease. So in order to know more about them call and ask friends of the island fox if they can come to your school or community group so we can learn more about how we can help save the island fox!! From 1993 to 1999 the National Park Service montiord the population of the fox on San Miguel Ever summer foxes were caught and tagged. With a number so the scientists could moniter each fox individualy.The park Biologists estimated that in 1994 there were over 400 island foxes on San Miguel but by 1995 an alarming decline had begun. With each passing year fewer foxes were trapped in the monitoring grids. At the same time park rangers and visitors reported seeing less live foxes and more fox skeletons and carcasses. By 1998 San Miguel had only a few dozen. The National Park Services Biologists were looking for answers so in the fall of 1998. The biologists intiated a radio telemetry study of island foxes on San Miguel to determin causes of morality. The biologists tracked 15 radiocollared foxes from 1998-1999 5 were believed to be killed from golden eagles and 2 died from other causes.
by Sarah Marshall