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Escaped fox returned to Staten Island Zoo

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MYFOXNY.COM - A young fox that escaped from the Staten Island Zoo on Nov. 25 was safely captured and returned to its home.

Dr. Marc Valitutto, a veterinarian at the zoo, said the seven-month-old pup was sly- like most foxes- and dug a hole out of the zoo.

Having been raised by zoo physicians for most of its short life, zoo keepers were concerned the animal might not survive outside its known habitat in very cold temperatures.

On Sunday, the pup was lured into a trap using turkey and safely captured. Tests done on the animal found it was in perfect health, said Valitutto.



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