Lantau rescue fox still under SPCA observation

The marble fox rescued from Lantau Friday night is still being monitored by the SPCA.

The fox, found in the catchwater near Tong Fuk, is eating well but “still very skinny,” a spokesperson told Lantau News.

The animal is a young male, still with his baby teeth, and is in a stable condition, the spokesperson said.

He is being monitored by vets at the SPCA’s Kowloon Centre for rabies and other diseases. The association couldn’t give an estimate on how long he had been wandering in South Lantau.

The fox, a domesticated breed and most likely abandoned by his owner, was discovered late Friday evening by a group on a snake safari and rescued by the fire department.

The SPCA said it is still in discussions with the AFCD, Kadoorie Farm and Ocean Park about where to place the young fox after it recovers.

UPDATE (July 22): The fox has been sent to Ocean Park.

Photo: Ivan Li

 

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