1. The island fox (a cute, tiny fox that resembles the gray fox) nearly dropped from the face of the earth 13 years ago. Yet another example of a precarious link in nature, the decline of Channel Island bald eagles (due to DDT exposure) opened a door for golden eagles--and golden eagles had a penchant for foxes.
2. In the course of a decade, these resilient little foxes have rebounded and now number close to what they did before the eagle crisis.
Learn more about this sweet success story here.
|Photo by the National Park Service|