Climate Change May Be Behind Cape Fox Moving North in Botswana

The diminutive Cape fox is nosing its way further north in Botswana - and climate change may be the reason, a new study shows.

Researchers in northern Botswana have used camera traps to prove that these shy nocturnal animals have extended their range into the Ngamiland District, an area where they were never previously documented.

Lindsey Rich, who was involved in the just-published research as part of her doctoral studies told News24 that this is the furthest north Cape foxes - also known as silver foxes because of their distinctive grey backs - have been found in Botswana.

http://www.news24.com/Africa/News/climate-change-may-be-behind-cape-fox-moving-north-in-botswana-scientists-20161007

Pim Stouten

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