Catalina Island fox makes astounding comeback

Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 01:00 in Biology & Nature

Since falling to a low of 100 in 1999, the Catalina Island fox has rebounded to a number — 1,542 — above its previous level, thanks to conservationists' efforts.Reporting from Avalon, Santa Catalina Island -- The Catalina Island fox has made one of the most remarkable recoveries known for an endangered species, rebounding in just 13 years from near extinction brought on by a distemper epidemic, wildlife biologists announced Wednesday.

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