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Assessing personality in San Joaquin kit fox in situ: efficacy of field-based experimental methods and implications for conservation management

Utilisation of animal personality has potential benefit for conservation management. Due to logistics of robust behavioural evaluation in situ, the majority of studies on wild animals involve taking animals into captivity for testing, potentially compromising results. Three in situ tests for evaluation of boldness in San Joaquin kit fox (Vulpes macrotis mutica) were developed...

Rodenticide Exposure Among Endangered Kit Foxes Relative to Habitat Use in an Urban Landscape

Endangered San Joaquin kit foxes (Vulpes macrotis mutica) inhabiting Bakersfield, California exhibit a high incidence of exposure to anticoagulant rodenticides (ARs). We examined kit fox habitat use in an effort to determine potential sources of AR exposure. Kit fox capture, den, night, and mortality locations were assigned to one of 10 habitat categories. Using all available...