Happy Valentine's Day You Crazy Fox Kids!
Reykjavík Zoo and Family Park have sent five fox cubs born last spring to couple Frosti and Flandra to Norway and Sweden to help repopulate their fox stocks, reports RÚV.
Importing Icelandic foxes should help prevent inbreeding and bolster the Arctic fox populations of Norway and Sweden which has declined in recent years due to a surge in red foxes.
According to a press release from the Reykjavík Zoo and Family Park only around 50 wild Arctic foxes exist in Norway.
The Icelandic foxes have spent a month in quarantine but have now joined the other Arctic foxes at Järvzoo in Sweden and the Kristiansand Zoo in Norway – just time for Valentine’s Day – ready to roar and looking for some action.
In honour of our cute and horny Icelandic foxes and the most fertile of holidays, the Grapevine has created a number of e-cards for you to send your loved one’s.
Have a gander and share the love!
Arctic foxes are believed to have migrated to Iceland 10.000 years ago at the end of the last ice age. They are therefore the only mammal native to Iceland though they can be found throughout the Arctic region.