The kit fox is found in the San Joaquin Valley in California. In 1967 the kit fox was listed as a federally endangered species, and in 1971 the State of California listed it as a threatened species because of a dramatic decline in habitat. The kit fox is the smallest fox in North America. Prior to 1930, kit foxes inhabited the entire San Joaquin Valley in central California, as well as the lower elevations of the eastern Coastal Ranges. Today, kit fox populations have declined by as much as 33%, and they are now limited to the west side of the San Joaquin Valley and in the Los Padres National Forest. Joaquin is named after the San Joaquin Valley where the kit foxes live. Today there are fewer than 7,000 San Joaquin kit foxes.
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