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Russians Secretly Domesticated Foxes in Just 50 Years

No one thought it could be done with this most-untamable creature

(Newser) - For more than 50 years, scientists have been gathering foxes from the Russian wilderness and breeding them, picking the most human-friendly to mate to domesticate the supposedly untamable animals, much as dogs once were, reports. And it looks like the project the BBC says was started by Dmitry... More »

California's Island Foxes Make Amazing Comeback

They're now off endangered species list

(Newser) - The little island foxes of California are back, maybe for good. Three fox subspecies found only on the state's Channel Islands have made a big comeback since they were placed on the endangered species list in 2004 and have just been removed. No mammal on the list has made... More »

Study: 'Golden Wolf' Has Been Hiding in Plain Sight

We just thought it was the African golden jackal

(Newser) - Africa, home to the Ethiopian wolf and the gray wolf, can now lay claim to the African golden wolf—the first new species of canid (which also encompasses jackals, foxes, and coyotes) to be discovered in 150 years, reports National Geographic . The new species has long been misunderstood to be... More »

Near-Extinct Fox Spotted at Yosemite

Sierra Nevada red fox hadn't been seen in park for a century

(Newser) - "They are extremely cute little animals," a Yosemite National Park spokeswoman says of the park's latest find. They're also extremely rare: The Sierra Nevada red fox hasn't been spotted in Yosemite in a hundred years, reports the LA Times . That's because they're shy... More »

Bizarre Music Video About Foxes Goes Viral

Norwegian entertainment duo Ylvis made the song to promote talk show

(Newser) - A new music video seeks to answer the pre-schooler-stumping question: What sound does a fox make? It's become an Internet sensation, racking up more than one million views in two days on YouTube. Newsy reports: More »

Giant Foxes Stalking England

Cat-snacking vixen prowling nabes

(Newser) - Maybe it's revenge for fox hunting. Nervous Brits are reporting neighborhood stalkings by new "giant" foxes, apparently growing fat on easy pickings like garbage and pets. A 27-pound, 4-foot-long fox was recently killed in one town after killing a cat. Some 34,000 urban foxes live in Britain, reports... More »

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