Friday, January 28, 2022

Fox Foto Friday - Beginning of the Year Surprise!

What is it? 15 refurbished radio collars!

These radio-telemetry collars, still in their packaging, have just arrived for island foxes on Santa Cruz Island. They come packaged as pairs of collars set inside each other with their antennae wrapped around. 

The Fresno Chaffee Zoo Wildlife Conservation Fund provided FIF with a special year-end grant that funded these 15 refurbished radio collars and will fund serology testing for Catalina Island foxes this summer.

We are so thankful for our fox friends at the Fresno Chaffee Zoo.  

The Fresno Chaffee Zoo has been an important partner in island fox conservation since 2006 - funding radio collars, vaccinations, and island fox health investigations.

The Santa Barbara Zoo and the Fresno Chaffee Zoo have long been champions of island fox conservation. They are the perfect example of how zoos can make a real conservation difference.

After these radio collars are prepped and banded with color-coding, they will be ready to be fitted on island foxes. 

You are an important partner in island fox conservation, too. Donors like you are matching the Fresno Chaffee Zoo's grant! 

This winter donors have funded 14 refurbished collars and 2 new collars.

FIF hopes to fund 20 more radio collars this season!

Radio collars are the number one way to monitor island fox health and survival in the wild. 

Your donations help FIF provide important radio collars for island foxes!