Capturing the world through photography, video and multimedia

A researcher releases one of four foxes trapped overnight recently as part of the effort to save the Catalina Island fox from extinction. In 1999, the Santa Catalina Island Conservancy and the Institute for Wildlife Studies launched a $2-million recovery program. It has been wildly successful.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times

Wildlife biologist Julie King retrieves a trap with one of four foxes collected overnight for monitoring.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times

King checks a fox for ear mites. A mask has been put on the animal to keep it calm during the examination.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times

A trapped fox awaits the attentions of wildlife biologists, who will examine it, give it any needed treatment and add it to their count before releasing it back into the wild.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times

A fox's teeth are checked to help determine its age.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times

Bite damage is evident on the left ear of one of trapped foxes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times

Biologist Julie King gets ready to release one of the foxes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times

Along the road near the botanical garden here, biologist Julie King and researcher Tyler Dvorak treat two foxes trapped as part of the project to save the Catalina Island fox. If the success of the effort continues, the fox may eventually be removed from the federal endangered species list.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Bob Chamberlin / Los Angeles Times

More galleries on Framework

return to gallery

Fireworks 2013

Fireworks spectacles for the Fourth of July

Fireworks demonstrations lit up the night skies across the country to celebrate Independence Day.

Spectators lined the sand to watch the show above the Huntington Beach...

  View Post»


Housing the homeless

Housing the homeless

It was seven years ago that SHARE, or the Self-Help and Recovery Exchange, launched its collaborative housing program. It now has a network of more than 1,200 beds in about 200...   View Post»


Catalina foxes' numbers on the rebound

Pictures in the News | August 29, 2011

Monday's Pictures in the News begins on the East Coast, where residents are surveying the damage wreaked by Hurricane Irene. Almost 50,000 Vermont utility customers were without...   View Post»


Street soccer team

Homeless immigrants form street soccer team

They were strangers to each other when they moved into the homeless shelter: Three teenaged boys who had each immigrated from Central America on long and lonely journeys. They...   View Post»

Catalina foxes’ numbers on the rebound

As part of Santa Catalina Island Conservancy monitoring, wildlife biologists recorded and treated foxes they trapped in Avalon. In one of the most successful and rapid recovery efforts of its kind, the number of federally endangered Catalina Island foxes today has reached 1,542, far more than before a 1999 outbreak of distemper almost wiped them out.

Read full story: Catalina Island fox makes astounding comeback

No comments yet

Add a comment or a question.

If you are under 13 years of age you may read this message board, but you may not participate. Here are the full legal terms you agree to by using this comment form.

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until they've been approved.


Required, will not be published