The abandoned marble fox rescued in South Lantau three weeks ago can’t find a home.
The young male was discovered in a distressed state in the catchwater near Tong Fuk and sent to Ocean Park for care.
But Ocean Park has announced that it can’t keep the animal because it is incompatible with the other species in its care. Genetic tests show the animal is a red fox.
After taking numerous factors into consideration, the Park concludes that the fox is not compatible with Ocean Park’s current collection, including the Arctic foxes, and the park is unable to provide a suitable facility with the desired level of animal welfare standards for the fox in the long run,
Elaborating, the SPCA said in a Facebook post that as well as not meeting with Ocean Park’s animal policies, the park also lacked the facilities and staff resources and expertise to take care of the fox.
It said Kadoorie Farm also couldn’t accommodate it for similar reasons.
The animal will remain at Ocean Park while the SPCA, Ocean Park and the Agricultural, Fisheries and Conservation Department discuss its future.
But for now no one can suggest where it will find a permanent home.