Channel Island Fox

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channel island fox 1The island fox only lives on six of the eight Channel Islands off the coast of southern California–they are found nowhere else on Earth. Each island population is recognized as a separate endemic or unique subspecies.

The island fox is the largest of the Channel Islands’ native mammals, but one of the smallest canid species in the world. A descendent of the mainland gray fox, the island fox evolved into a unique species as recently as 10,000 years ago.

Conservation Status: Critically Endangered
Critically Endangered - CR

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Here are a few fun facts:

  • The island fox only lives on six of the eight Channel Islands off the coast of southern California – they are found nowhere else on Earth!
  • It is the only carnivore unique to California.
  • They communicate by barking and sometimes growling.

Park Hours

Open 7 days a week
April 1 st – October 31 st:
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

November 1 st – March 31 st:
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Admission Prices

Adults 12 & over $7.00

Children 3 to 11 $5.00

Seniors 65+ $6.00

Children 2 years and under — FREE

Our Location

Charles Paddock Zoo is located at 9100 Morro Road, Atascadero, CA 93422

Contact Us

Phone: 805.461.5080

Email us at info@charlespaddockzoo.org

zooeducation@atascadero.org

 

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