Friday 30 September 2016

Tayto Park celebrates brand new litter of eight Corsac fox cubs

Published 28/05/2015 | 15:13

The new Corsac Fox cubs at Tayto Park. Photo: Patrick Bolger
The new Corsac Fox cubs at Tayto Park. Photo: Patrick Bolger
The new Corsac Fox cubs at Tayto Park. Photo: Patrick Bolger
The new Corsac Fox cubs at Tayto Park. Photo: Patrick Bolger

Tayto Park is celebrating the arrival of a brand new litter of eight Corsac foxes.

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The foxes are native to the deserts of Central Asia, including Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, Mongolia and Northeastern China.

The litter is even more special because foxes generally only give birth to a litter of between two and six cubs.

Cub 'Lovkiy' is the show-off of the group and has already been posing for the park rangers' photographs.

And he's been named well, as 'Lovkiy' means 'astute' or 'agile' in Russian.

Unlike other fox species, Corsac foxes live together in groups and the male assists in the raising of the young.

Normally, while rearing kits, the female will move them to several burrows.

The birth was timed well, as the park are currently hosting their 'Love Your Zoo' week with educational talks on all the animals planned for the day this Saturday, May 30.

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