Folsom Zoo Spotlight
Oct 28, 2013 04:13AM
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Photo by Christina Allen.
Rescued red fox Mojo came to the Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary in 2011 when he was less than a year old.
Luckily, clever foxes adapt well to changes in their environment. Studies have shown that city-dwelling foxes can grow larger than their rural counterparts because of available “free food” and relatively few predators. Red foxes hear low-frequency sounds and can locate small animals underground or under snow; they’ll pounce and dig them out. Except for breeding females, foxes usually don’t use dens, but instead sleep in the open, tucking their noses under bushy tails to stay warm. Stop by the Zoo and catch a view of Mojo in his new home.