Extremely rare red fox spotted for first time in century

(CNN)

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (CNN) — One of the slyest foxes in the Animal Kingdom has been spotted — twice — for the first time in a century. Researchers at Yosemite National Park discovered two images of the extremely rare Sierra Nevada red fox on remote cameras.

The elusive species lives in remote, rugged areas of California, Oregon and Nevada.

The fox’s bright red fur made it a popular target — until hunting it was banned in 1974. Experts think the surviving population is somewhere between just 15 and 50 individuals.

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