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Channel Island foxes are mostly nocturnal, with a range of up to one square mile. They mark their territories by urine and feces left on conspicuous land features and climb trees well.
Native Americans used Channel island fox fur for arrow-quivers, capes, blankets, and headdresses for ceremonial dances. They were also kept as pets. Native Americans used the island fox in their religious and ceremonial practices where they served as totems, dream-helpers, and legendary characters.
The larger California Channel Islands: Santa Cruz, Santa Rosa, Sam Miguel, Sanra Catalina, San Nicolas, and San Clemente
All available island habitats
Threatened but stable
Deer mice, birds, lizards, insects and seasonally available fruits and berries
Further information about this species may be found on the Animal Diversity Web page for island gray fox.