Acacia relaxes in the sun after a long day hunting worms and crickets
What is your favorite thing to do on a Monday afternoon?
It’s that time of year where the sun is shining brighter and temperatures are getting warmer. Also, our Arctic fox, Sitka, starts to lose his fur. Sitka is a white phase arctic fox, with a thick, white coat in the winter, and a shorter gray coat in the warmer months.
Here is Sitka in February with his very thick coat
Here he is again in March, with still a pretty thick, white coat
And now in April, where he is starting to lose that white fur, and that gray fur is starting to show in the back
Now here he is near the end of May!
He is still a good-looking fox!
Its starting to get hot again and we are working overtime to keep the animals cool. Its always a challenge to find new ways to keep them hydrated and cooled down. For some of the animals just a nice bit of shade or an ice bottle will do. For others they like the ones that involve treats or some kind of enrichment. Sitka for instance likes to play with whatever we give him. So, today I gave him an ice cube with apples frozen in it. He spent quite a long time getting to the apples while he cooled down from the ice. Its important to keep the animals at a comfortable temperature but its also a lot of fun to watch them try out our methods to maintain those temperatures.
Today Sitka the Arctic Fox got a treasure box full of snow and ice. We hid some fun treats inside and watched him happily dig!
Today, Sleepy, Spice and Sitka made a TV appearance on San Diego Living. It was an exciting event because it was Sitka’s first time back in the spotlight. He was a little nervous but he did really well considering it was his first day back on the job. All the animals looked cute as ever while trying to promote Zoofari and reminding people that an animal adoption is a great gift to give someone this holiday season.