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It’s Time to Meet Roxy

May 19, 2010

Meet Roxy, our 9 week old red fox kit. She has been at Busch Gardens for about 4 weeks and is fitting in well. Here’s your chance to meet her before anyone else. She will be in the park soon. Check back for updates.

Roxy was abandoned in California. By state law, she could not be released, so she and her litter mates were relocated to different zoos around the country.

She is super playful and runs around chasing her toys. Currently she is very clumsy when bouncing around her habitat and we can’t help but laugh at her. We are giving her as much socialization as possible, which means part of my day is spent playing with her and her tennis ball. Have I said recently how much I love my job?

She is still young and naps are a big part of her day. Last weekend we took her out into the park to let her play in Jack Hanna’s Wild Reserve. She bounced and explored for about 45 minutes and then fell asleep in the trainer’s lap.

Here is a video of Roxy playing in the park.

Roxy will eventually be about 25 pounds. I will keep you updated on her progress.

Kendell
Animal Care Specialist at Busch Gardens

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Teresa permalink
    May 19, 2010 9:51 am

    Roxy is so beautiful! I can’t wait to meet her. She is a wonderful addition to the park.

  2. Peter permalink
    May 19, 2010 12:25 pm

    This is amazing. My daughter (2nd grade) just chose the fox kits for her school project on animals and habitats due in June, so I guess we will need to make time for a visit in the next couple of weeks. Can you tell us how and when we can best plan our visit?

  3. Syd permalink
    May 25, 2010 7:06 pm

    what a cute baby! i was surprised that foxes reached 25 pounds. she looks like a real handful. cannot wait to see her in the park. i always really enjoy your blog contributions Kendell! you are entertaining and really have a fun job!

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