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Rescued Arctic fox is latest addition at the Buffalo Zoo

Luna, you’re getting a new neighbor: Ash, the Arctic fox.

The fox is the latest addition to the Buffalo Zoo, zoo officials announced Friday morning.

Ash, believed to be about 2, arrived at the zoo in April and has been in quarantine. The male fox is now living in the former lynx exhibit.

The fox was found in Ann Arbor, Mich., where it was found running loose and wearing a harness, which likely means someone was trying to keep him as a pet, zoo officials said the Humane Society of Huron Valley told them.

The animal was taken into foster care before it was donated to the Buffalo Zoo, which was looking for an Arctic fox.

Officials said that because the direct human involvement the fox had before he was found “would have complicated any potential success for a release into the wild,” according to a statement from the zoo.

The zoo is planning to put Ash and a second fox in the growing Arctic Edge exhibit, in the area where Luna the polar bear is on exhibit.

email: mbecker@buffnews.com