Adorable footage shows five Arctic fox cubs playing with their parents and exploring their new home.
The cute youngsters were born to parents Sarah and Jack on May 7, but they spent the first several weeks of their lives in underground burrows with their mom.
“The cubs are now walking around their home at Highland Wildlife Park in Kincraig, Scotland and a cute video shows the foxes exploring the enclosure,” said SWNS.
The footage has also captured the cubs running around with their parents, before one of the offspring comes up to the camera and playfully licks it.
Although the global population of Arctic foxes is currently stable, their population is declining in some places, and they have been deemed as critically low.
They are normally known for their thick, white fur, but cubs are born gray or brown and adults change their coloring depending on the season.
“We were thrilled to welcome Sarah and Jack’s first litter of cubs on 9 May,” said Keith Gilchrist, animal collection manager at Highland Wildlife Park.
Sarah has been very busy building an extensive network of tunnels and burrows and has spent a lot of time underground with the cubs in the weeks following their birth.It is fantastic to now see them growing in confidence and getting curious about the world beyond the burrows.
“Some lucky visitors have already been able to spot them out and about exploring their enclosure,” said SWNS.
Like all the animals in our care, our Arctic foxes play an important role in attracting and engaging thousands of visitors each year, so they can learn about the threats animals face in the wild and the action they can take to help.
“Their power to connect people with nature and encourage behavior change is invaluable.”
Produced in association with SWNS Talker
Edited by Judy J. Rotich and Newsdesk Manager
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