Fern - Red Fox
Weight: 13 lbs.
Fern has the multicolors of tan, white and black markings found in red foxes. A short white tip on her tail distinguishes Fern. Behavior is another way zookeepers are able to identify individual animals. For example, Fern is really good at hiding under shrubs, sitting quietly while someone calls her name.
Red fox Fern has died. A few days ago, when the keepers arrived at the Zoo, she was found with a broken femur. X-rays indicated that her bones were extremely weak (osteoporosis) and that surgery to repair the break would necessitate a pin external to her body. Due to her age, the decision was made to mercifully euthanize her.