Delmarva fox squirrel

Squirrel Making a Comeback After Half Century on ESA

The Delmarva fox squirrel (Sciurus niger cinereus) — one of the first animals to be placed on the Endangered Species Act — is showing signs of recovery after more than half a century as a protected species. The squirrel, a subspecies of the eastern fox squirrel (Sciurus niger) found only on the Delmarva Peninsula, has been recommended for delisting due to successful translocation efforts and other management measures around the peninsula.

Read more at The Washington Post.

Header Image: Delmarva fox squirrel.
Image Credit: DNREC, Division of Fish and Wildlife