BABY SHOWER - DAY 7
It's Foxy Friday!
Gray Fox Kit
Napping
Gray Fox Kit
3 Gray Foxes
Being Released
Fascinating Fox Facts!
FOXES ARE SOLITARY
Foxes are part of the Canidae family, which means they're related to wolves, jackals, and dogs. They're medium-sized, between 7 and 15 pounds, with pointy faces, lithe frames, and bushy tails. But unlike their relatives, foxes are not pack animals. When raising their young, they live in small families in underground burrows. Otherwise, they hunt and sleep alone.

THE RED FOX IS THE MOST COMMON
The Red fox is the most commonly found species of foxes; it is found all over the world. Foxes can be found in almost every kind of habitat. They also show an ability to adapt to the presence of humans.

FOXES HAVE A LOT IN COMMON WITH CATS
Like the cat, the fox is most active after the sun goes down. In fact, it has vertically oriented pupils that allow it to see in dim light. It even hunts in a similar manner to a cat, by stalking and pouncing on its prey. The fox also has sensitive whiskers and spines on its tongue. It walks on its toes, which accounts for its elegant, cat-like tread. And foxes are the only member of the dog family that can climb trees—gray foxes have claws that allow them to climb and descend vertical trees quickly. Some foxes even sleep in trees—just like cats.

FOXES USE THE EARTH'S MAGNETIC FIELD
Like a guided missile, the fox harnesses the earth's magnetic field to hunt. Other animals, like birds, sharks, and turtles, have this "magnetic sense," but the fox is the first one we've discovered that uses it to catch prey. According to New Scientist, the fox can see the earth's magnetic field as a "ring of shadow" on its eyes that darkens as it heads towards magnetic north. When the shadow and the sound the prey is making line up, it's time to pounce.

THEY ARE GOOD PARENTS
Foxes reproduce once a year. Litters range from one to 11 pups (the average is six), which are born blind and don't open their eyes until nine days after birth. During that time, they stay with the vixen (female) in the den while the dog (male) brings them food. They live with their parents until they're seven months old. Vixens have been known to go to great lengths to protect their pups.

FOXES ARE PLAYFUL
Foxes are known to be friendly and curious. They play among themselves, as well as with other animals, like cats and dogs do. They love balls, which they will steal from backyards and golf courses.

FOXES HAVE A WIDE AND VARIED DIET
Foxes are omnivores which means they have a meat and vegetarian diet. Their typical diet can consist of small animals such as rats, lizards, and rabbits. They can also eat fruit, berries, insects, and vegetables.

WHAT DOES THE FOX SAY?
Foxes make 40 different sounds. The most startling though might be its scream. Foxes use various sounds and pitches to communicate with each other. Their high-pitched howls are noticeable during the mating period which falls during the months of December and January.


A Successful Fox Rescue!
This clever Fox came in for treatment in December with severe mange
This photo was taken on the day he was admitted, he was pretty weak upon arrival, and you can tell he is feeling defeated.
Here he is after several weeks of treatment. His fur is growing in nicely and there's no doubt that he is feeling foxy and itching to go home.
He's even smiling!
This photo was taken on his release day. Look at him now with that luscious coat of fur! He wasn't very happy about being in a kennel, but we are sure he is happy to be going home.
Fox Supplies We Need!
Heartbeat Pillow, Blue Wilderness Puppy Food, Cozy Baby Blankets, Fresh Eggs, Unflavored Pedialyte, Virkon, Syringes and Gift Cards to Chris's Squirrels and More 

Items can be purchased from our AmazonSmile Wish List or locally.

THANK YOU!
Our Baby Shower Week is almost over. Thank you to everyone who has supported us and given generously to help us raise funds and stock up on critical supplies! We could not do what we do without the support of our Community!

There has been a slight change of plans for our Stock-Up Saturday Finale!
Due to continued COVID issues and wanting to keep everyone safe, we will not have the in-person "fill the trailer" event as planned.

Instead we will be holding an online raffle to win 4 tickets to the Riverbanks Zoo!
The Raffle link will go live at 8:00 am Saturday, April 10th and ends at 11:59 pm Sunday, April 11th. The drawing will be held on Monday, April 12th

More information will be in tomorrow's Baby Shower email!

You may still purchase critical supplies through our AmazonSmile Charity Wish List or from other stores and have the items delivered! We do not want to put anyone in harm's way!

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THANK YOU!