DOES FOX RE­HA­BIL­I­TA­TION WORK?

BBC Wildlife Magazine - - Red Foxes -

When sick or in­jured ur­ban foxes are spot­ted, wildlife res­cue or­gan­i­sa­tions are of­ten called in to treat them. Many are taken to re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion cen­tres, be­fore be­ing re­leased back at the same sites. Our re­search with the RSPCA, which in­volved ra­dio-track­ing wild and ‘re­hab’ foxes, showed that an­i­mals tem­po­rar­ily re­moved from their ter­ri­tory can have dif­fi­culty rein­te­grat­ing into their so­cial group and may end up be­ing dis­placed. In some cases, it is there­fore bet­ter to treat a fox at the scene.

An in­jured fox re­ceives med­i­cal treat­ment.

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