Category Archives: Other Canids

Fox Meets Frisbee

Entertaining the park animals is important to their emotional well-being. Bored animals are stressed animals. We do our best to provide novel experiences for all our residents on a regular basis. This is especially true for the foxes who, if … Continue reading

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Ifa, 2013 – 2016

On May 6, 2013, an independent-minded grey fox named Ifa was born in Minnesota.  Ten days later, our lives changed forever as the ‘kit-moms’, Amanda, Bronwyn, and Zach brought Ifa, Gypsum, and Hunter to Wolf Park and into our lives … Continue reading

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Evidence emerges that African and Eurasian golden jackals (Canis aureus) are two distinct species

Both Eurasia and Africa are home to populations of animals known as “golden jackals” (Canis aureus).  Visually, they are extremely similar; genetically, however, they appear to be very distinct. After analyzing DNA collected from both populations of jackals (as well … Continue reading

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Meet Wolf Park’s Newest Resident – Joker the Silver Fox!

Wolf Park welcomes its newest resident — Joker! Joker is a silver fox — really a silver-phase red fox — who was found under a porch.  It was clear from his behavior (he was not afraid of humans) that he … Continue reading

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Coyote Visits Roof of New York Bar

Coyotes are some of the most adaptable animals on earth, and many have made living in urban centers their specialty.  They are so successful at it that many humans don’t even know the animals are there — until they make … Continue reading

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Wolf Park Welcomes Scarlette The Red Fox!

Wolf Park proudly announces a new member of the family! “Scarlette” the red fox comes to us from the Lakeside Nature Center in Kansas City, Missouri.  Kansas City Animal Control released Scarlette to the Nature Center after she was confiscated … Continue reading

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Ember: Spring 2000 – September 12, 2014

in the full moonlight of autumn at the hour when I was born                 you no longer go out like a flame at the sight of me you are still warmer than the moonlight gleaming on you                 even now … Continue reading

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Devon: Spring 2000 – July 22, 2014

Devon, our beautiful silver-phase red fox, was put to sleep on the evening of July 22, 2014. For several years her blood tests had indicated that her kidneys were gradually losing efficiency. This is typical of aging animals (including humans). … Continue reading

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Speak Your Mind About USFWS Mexican Gray Wolf Management Changes

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has released a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) changing the rules governing Mexican gray wolf reintroduction. The proposal contains some contentious suggestions: The proposal would allow more Mexican gray wolves to be shot, … Continue reading

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Can I Have A Pet Fox?

Wolf Park’s red foxes are — like our wolves, coyotes, and gray foxes — not domesticated, but tame. That means their offspring are not born tame, and must be tamed just like their parents were. Since they are not domesticated … Continue reading

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