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Endangered Santa Catalina Island fox population nearing full recovery
Endangered Santa Catalina Island fox population nearing full recovery

The endangered Santa Catalina Island fox population has reached 1,700 and may be nearing its capacity for sustainability on the resort destination off the Southern California coast, a conservation biologist said. “We're getting close,” Julie King, director of conservation and wildlife management at the Catalina Island Conservancy, said in an interview. In 2014, conservancy biologists counted only 19 pups out of 342 individuals captured that year, she said. The year before, they counted 68 pups out of 362 captured. “It may be,” she suggested, “that the fox population is regulating itself in the face of higher population densities and reduced...

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