Interesting developments at The Canid Project. Last night between 5:15pm and midnight the vixen fox of the area (a TCP graduate of 2017) and a male dog fox, who are raising a litter about 10 acres away, stopped by to visit with our new 6-6.5 week old orphaned red foxes. This pair’s litter consists of 3 kits who are about 12 weeks old, and now are out a lot on their own learning to hunt, further away from the den. I am eager to see if they join in on these visits soon. .
This is a timely development as we’ve been heavily researching the introduction of orphaned kits to wild litters of the same age- therefore using the wild vixen as an adoptive/surrogate parent, as a technique to provide an alternative to human surrogacy. If you are a rehabber and have had any experience with this, please DM us!
.PS We are planning a larger enclosure for this year! If you’d like to contribute by donating monetarily or through our Amazon Wish List we’d really appreciate it! Please visit thecanidproject.com. We can not do what we do without the generous support of you all! ☺️💕
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