Dakota is a captive-born male gray fox that arrived from another wildlife educational facility in Illinois. Slightly smaller than the red fox, gray foxes are exceptional climbers that will frequently climb into a tree to escape an approaching predator. Foxes have traditionally been labeled a pest animal, and were considered a threat to livestock. However, studies have shown that the threat of fox predation on livestock is low, with the gray foxes’ diet consisting mostly of cottontails and small rodents.
Born: 4/18/2009 Arrived: 9/2/2009