Cub gets some rest after breaking his leg and losing his mother (Photos)

A five-week-old red fox is resting its weary head on a very bright bandage as it recovers from a broken leg.

The little cub was found abandoned and injured outside a shop in Leatherhead town centre in Surrey earlier today.

With no mother fox in sight, the struggling cub was discovered by a kind passer-by who called a nearby wildlife aid centre.

The little cub, weighing just 1.5lbs, was taken to the Wildlife Aid Foundation in Leatherhead, where its injuries were tended to.

A bright green emergency bandage was applied to its leg while the cub waited for an orthopaedic surgeon to operate, and it quickly decided to use it as a pillow.

Staff at the centre said they believe the cub may have been dropped by his mother while she was carrying him, and that the fall caused the injury.

Founder of Wildlife Aid, Simon Cowell, said: ‘The young cub was found with a broken leg outside the front of a shop door.

‘It is likely the cub's mother may have dropped him while carrying him around in her mouth.

‘Although, it is also possible his mother may have been hit by a car and killed, leaving the cub abandoned.

‘It is very rare for an animal of that age to suffer a broken leg because their young bones are still quite soft.’

Responses to "Baby fox found abandoned in Surrey town centre with broken leg"

  1. Anonymous says:

    Lovely. Where will it go after recovering? He will be tame and helpless?

  2. Anonymous says:

    what a lovely little baby fox..brought tears to my eyes..bless much bad press about fox's its much right to be on earth as us humans have.. xx

  3. Unknown says:

    A mother fox would not just leave her baby after dropping it. Sad, but I'm glad it is rescued. What! Did some one do this and didn't want to deal with it . So they brought it to a shopping center. That's my thought.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Yes i agree with all that has been said, they are put on this earth for a reason i have a fox over my back fence as i live near a woodland and creek .It so lovely to watch the fox in the near evening, such a beautiful animal.

  5. Unknown says:

    Lovely story ... I hope the baby fox makes a full recovery and is introduced back into the wild ...

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