Friday, July 12, 2019
Foxes on Santa Cruz Island are Wearing FIF Collars
This island fox was captured and counted this week on Santa Cruz Island.
She received a health check and her radio-tracking collar was replaced with a newly refurbished collar. Her old collar will come off and be eligible for refurbishing.
Earlier this year, 20 radio collars from Santa Cruz Island were sent in for refurbishing and funded by FIF.
In just a few minutes this little fox was released back into the wild. Her refurbished radio collar has a battery that will last 2-3 years.
Her microchip enables biologists to identify her as a specific individual. If she is caught again this summer, the microchip reader will quickly identify her so that she can be released immediately without being handled.
Your donation of $220 would recycle her used radio collar to be placed on another island fox.