A baby grey fox was rescued in the Toledo District. The grey fox wandered into a home in Bella Vista Village before being rescued by forest officers. Toledo Senior Correspondent Paul Mahung has the story.
Paul Mahung, Toledo Correspondent: Appreciation and care for wildlife contributed to the safety of a baby grey fox found wandering in Toledo. The juvenile grey fox believed to be about three weeks old reportedly wandered off and was found in a family house in Bella Vista Village. Concerned and caring family members informed TIDE’s personnel who relayed the message of the whereabouts of the grey fox to Forest Department in this district. Forest Department staff member in charge of wildlife program at Machaca Forest Station in Toledo, Kendal Mendoza, spoke to Love News.
Kendal Mendoza, Machaca Forest Station, Toledo: “Machaca Forest Station got a call concerning a grey fox that was rescued and we approached Bella Vista and went to pick up the young fox. It was brought down here to the Machaca Forest Station and from here this fox will be taken to Belmopan and taken to the Belize Wildlife and Referral Clinic for them to do a vet check and see that the animal is in healthy condition. So from there they will decide if they will keep it in BWRC or if it will be taken to the Belize Zoo.”
Paul Mahung, Toledo Correspondent: Any estimated age on the little grey fox ?
Kendal Mendoza, Machaca Forest Station, Toledo: “This fox looks to be around two weeks old.”
Paul Mahung, Toledo Correspondent: Am I correct in saying that the fox is in good physical condition ?
Kendal Mendoza, Machaca Forest Station, Toledo: “At this moment yes it is in good physical condition. We the Forest Department recommend anybody who finds or sees that an animal is any need of help or whatsoever if they can call Machaca Forest Station down there in PG the number would be 792 2765 so that we’d be able to rescue it.”
Paul Mahung, Toledo Correspondent: “Personnel of both TIDE and Forest Department expressed gratitude to the family in Bella Vista for their love and concern about the safety and wellbeing of the baby grey fox currently kept in safety at Machaca Forest Station as plans for the grey fox to shortly undergo health check ups before going on to reside in a new and safe habitat.