In June of 2013, Jade was picked up by joggers on a running trail in Anchorage believing he was orphaned. Foxes are known to be very curious animals so it’s possible that Jade may have just been exploring his new surroundings when he was found. Because it is illegal to take a fox kit as a pet, Jade was brought to the AWCC where he has been given a permanent home. Jade has become a favorite animal at the AWCC and can be seen “wagging” his tail around curious visitors while enjoying the occasional raw egg.
Storm, known as a “marble fox” because of her coat, was illegally bred for the purpose of being a pet. Storm lived with humans until she was discovered and rescued in 2015 and arrived at AWCC in 2016. The addition of Storm to AWCC’s educational programs presents the opportunity to provide a dynamic lesson in which the public can be informed about the importance and the plight of her wild counterparts and various sub-species around the world.
Newly Arrived Fox Makes Fast Friends