London Fox Fortnight 15th - 29th July 2017
Last year hundreds of our Twitter followers joined weeks of polling to decide which animal would make the best wild symbol for London. In the end it came down to a vote between house sparrows and the red foxes… and foxes won 56% to 44%. As British foxes are having a bit of a rough time at the moment, we thought we’d have a fortnight to celebrate them!
Share your Encounters
Why not share your encounter on Twitter using hashtag #LondonFoxFortnight. What were you and the fox doing when you encountered one another?
If you have a photo, you can add it to our Fox Spotting map.
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Read about London's foxes
There's some great writing out there on London's foxes. Here's a few of our favourites to help set the scene for the fortnight:
Supporting the Fox
Here's a few of the organisations helping foxes.
National Fox Welfare Society.
A completely voluntary organisation that has been running now for over 20 years, dedicated to helping the Red Fox in the UK.
Provides rescues for sick and injured foxes, free treatments for foxes suffering from Sarcoptic Mange, free mange treatment advice, cage traps for critically sick foxes
though still mobile. We also provide a fox sanctuary for foxes that can’t go back to the wild.
The Fox Project
The Wildlife Information Bureau, and Wildlife Ambulance Service
operates over a 60 x 70 mile range over parts of Kent, Surrey, East and West Sussex and South East London, dealing with upto 700 sick and injured foxes per year.
The Fox Project does not receive financial support from national or local government. It relies entirely on donations form supporters, the general public and,
for specific projects, from grant making trusts.
Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service (Enfield)
based in Trent Park. The Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service rescues and rehabilitates sick, injured, orphaned or trapped wild animals and birds, then releases them back to the wild once they have recovered. Any creature that cannot be released stays at the Centre in Trent Country Park, or is taken to another sanctuary. There are usually around 160 animals and birds permanently resident at the Centre. WRAS gets no funding and relies on public donations and visitors to the Centre. The charity constantly struggles to survive and is always in need of financial help.