CA.IslandFoxes.ChuckGraham.USFWS

Miniature island foxes off the California coast are making a big comeback after they were thought to be extinct, now that conservation officers have returned them to the place atop the food chain and relocating golden eagles who had replaced them. Populations had dwindled to low single digits, but now have bounced back into the thousands. Bald eagles are back, too, now that the golden eagles are gone. The foxes are much smaller than those on the mainland, and the seven islands are probably the only places where these related sub-species could live at the top of the pyramid. (Chuck Graham/U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service)

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