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Hi,

sorry for a strange title, but... this animal is such a rarity that I had to explain it! This is a Cape fox - as long as I know, only ZOO Plzeň keeps them in Europe, maybe even as the only ZOO outside African continent. I had to say I got into trauma when I got info that ZOO Plzeň keeps them - before I moved to Prague, I could not travel to this facility as it is simply too far from my mother city. And moreover, those animals were kept behind the scenes! :faint: when I moved to Prague, it ironically took me some 1,5 hour to get from my flat right to ZOO Plzeň and one very nice guy allowed me to go behind the scenes to see those incredible creatures because he knew I longed so much for it. They took me to a car and drove me away from the ZOO complex (which made me feel guilty, I thought they kept them just in some ZOO building and they would just open some normally closed door for me) to let me see those wonderful foxes. I did not want to annoy more, so I spent there just some 5 minutes, but I managed to snap at least some three bad quality shots. Haha, my hands were really trembling (!) as I was too excited and the light was too bad :XD:

And irony once more: after all those years behind the scenes, Cape foxes got back into normal exhibit where everybody can see them just few weeks after my "special" visit :laughing: ZOO announced it yesterday. I am afraid they are in a nocturnal exhibit, so I will not be able to take any photos (ironical again, heh?), but in spring, they should be allowed to enter outdoor exhibit too, so I will do my best to snap something for you :D

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Cape fox (Vulpes Chama, Liška kapská, liška chama) from ZOO Plzeň, Czech republic :heart:


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INFO ABOUT THE ANIMAL:

Name: Cape fox (Vulpes chama)
Location: Southern African
Size: up to 60 cm long body, 40 cm long tail weight: 5 kg
Diet: omnivorous, both plants and small animals (hares, spiders, fruits...)
Conservation status: Least Concern
Interesting facts: cape foxes mate for life, male care for the kits too, he even bring food to mother and kits after she gives birth | They have a black tip on their tail | Cape fox can live up to 10 years and it very rarely kept in captivity | they prefer open country and grassland. They are very flexible and human activities do not mean a habitat loss for them. In fact, they help them to expand!


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Mukimpo-kun Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014
Really beautiful little fox. Remind me from his looking about Corsac fox. I saw in a little Zoo some time ago
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lol213385 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
What Does The Fox Say?Teh Evil Laugh 
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SecretMarial Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
*gasp* It's so beautiful...cute 
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Subarufoxboy Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
Wow, sounds rare! And a beauty too.
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Paredi Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice eyes !
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GF-VectorPrime Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
that cape fox looks so darn cute. is it related to the fennec fox?
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Radicaun Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
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Redd-Duct Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
How great that you got such treatment! I adore your photos and the facts behind them so knowing that you got to see one of your dream animals makes me so happy for you! Congrats. (:
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myeyesinthemirror Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
actually i think this quite a nice photo concidering your failing light and trembling hands. :) Sad to hear it's such endangered soecies though. :(
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woxys Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2014
thank you and they are not endangered, they are just rare in ZOOs, they are common in nature :aww:
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