Arctic Foxes

Arctic Foxes

This male and female pair of Arctic foxes (Vulpes lagopus) were born in May 2017. They came to the Foundation to join our educational program because they are not native to our area. The Arctic fox, also known as the white fox, polar fox, or snow fox, is a small fox that is well adapted to living in cold environments. The Arctic fox has a rounded body shape to minimize body heat from escaping as well as thick fur which is grey or brown in the summer and white in the winter. The soles of the fox’s paws are also covered in fur for additional insulation and to help the fox walk on ice. The fur...

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Buster Pawsey – Red Fox

Buster Pawsey – Red Fox

Buster Pawsey is a female Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) born in early 2013. Fish and Wildlife brought her to the Foundation after she was illegally owned. Since the red fox is an invasive species, she cannot be released back into the wild. She will remain at the Foundation with her companion Luna and be an ambassador to her species. Even though red foxes are assumed to have red fur due to their name, there are actually three color variations: red, silver, and black. The red fox’s ears are sensitive enough to hear prey from a distance, as well as, help dissipate heat from their bodies, similar to...

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Luna – Red Fox

Luna – Red Fox

Luna is a female Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) born in early 2009. Butte County Animal Control brought her to the Foundation after she was hit by a car. Even though she has healed from her injuries, she cannot be released back into the wild because red foxes are an invasive species. She will remain at the Foundation with her companion Buster Pawsey and be an ambassador to her species. Even though red foxes are assumed to have red fur due to their name, there are actually three color variations: red, silver, and black. The red fox’s ears are sensitive enough to hear prey from a distance, as well...

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Scully 2 – Fennec Fox

Scully 2 – Fennec Fox

Scully II is a female Fennec Fox (Vulpes zerda) born in 2010. She is named in honor of our beloved Scully who is no longer with us. She and her enclosure mate, Mulder, have come to the Foundation to join our educational program, and they are named after the “X Files” tv show characters to honor their large ‘out-of-this-world’ ears! The fennec fox is the smallest of the fox species, weighing under four pounds when fully grown. Long, thick hair insulates the fox from the heat and cold of the desert climate it inhabits, and their hairy feet protect their paws from the extremely hot sand. The...

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Mulder – Fennec Fox

Mulder – Fennec Fox

Mulder is a male Fennec Fox (Vulpes zerda) born in 2002. He is one of the Foundation’s healthy residents. He and his enclosure mate, Scully II, have come to the Foundation to join our educational program, and they are named after the “X Files” tv show characters to honor their large ‘out-of-this-world’ ears! The fennec fox is the smallest of the fox species, weighing under four pounds when fully grown. Long, thick hair insulates the fox from the heat and cold of the desert climate it inhabits, and their hairy feet protect their paws from the extremely hot sand. The fennec fox is most known...

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