Wild gray fox pups were first noticed here at the Museum sometime around May 17 on the north side of the Wetlands close to the Lemur House. The fox were in a hollow on the opposite side of the path from the Lemur House and were visible from the path through a narrow opening in the brush.
At the time it was estimated that there were anywhere from 5 to 7 of the pups in the litter. A short time after their discovery the parents moved the clan to another location, presumably to ease their anxiety caused by the amount of attention they were getting from human onlookers.
On May 21, I posted a few photos of the group. Since, they have all moved to the south side of the Wetlands to a location which is plainly visible from the boardwalk. The adults usurped the den of a groundhog and the young fox now lounge on and about a large boulder which stands above and in front of the old groundhog den.
As cute as photos of the little fox are here’s a short video of some of the litter.
And, one more final shot.
Enjoy the Wild!