Furry critters raise a family on the company campus and become unofficial mascots; of course, they get their own FB page

 Here’s a story animal lovers who use Facebook are sure to “like.”

It’s about a couple of gray foxes that moved onto Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, California, and raised a family in the sprawling campus Zen garden.

The three growing pups and their shenanigans have livened up an already stimulating work atmosphere, and added a cuteness factor that simply does not exist at most other businesses.

While the family has grown to the point where it has dispersed from the garden, the foxes still regard the Facebook campus as home and sightings remain frequent as the animals scurry up trees, stroll on sidewalks, rest on furniture, and climb onto awnings to cat nap above the bustle of human traffic.

The animals are so beloved that the company has set up a Facebook page so employees can share photos and clips of the fuzzy animals.

A photo posted Thursday showed Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg using his phone to capture an image of a small fox outside the window of his office (posted above). The photo, under the title “FB Fox crashes Zuck’s meeting,” on Friday morning had been liked by more than 3,600 people.

Employees have adopted such a respectful attitude toward the foxes—no chasing or feeding—that the National Wildlife Federation recently presented Facebook with a “Certified Wildlife Habitat” plaque, which is proudly displayed in the Zen garden.

Said NWF naturalist David Mizewski in a blog post about the foxes’ presence on the campus:

“The Facebook foxes are a perfect symbol of the fact that the natural world isn’t just in faraway, exotic places. It’s all around us, sometimes literally right outside our doors. Good stewardship of wildlife habitat in our cities and towns means that all it takes to have amazing animal encounters is to simply get outdoors.”


Photo: Facebook/Karl Frankowski

Responses to "Facebook foxes capture hearts of employees (Photos-Video)"

  1. John says:

    I Love Foxes. Wolves, Coyotes, And all other Animals. I enjoyed watching these 3 Foxes Play. At least they are not afraid of Humans.

  2. Steve says:

    I just hope that that lack of fear doesn't cause problems. Not all humans are friendly to foxes and I'd hate the foxes to find that out the hard way.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Very cool.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Just watched that foxes video it was lovely too watch them living there lives naturally with no hunters around !I love all animals my faverouite is wolves but the way things are going they will be hunted into extinction.! I have foxes out back of my home they do seem very nervous !but my cat coco and the fox cubs played togeva wen they were young! and the vixen wasn't frightened of me !

  5. Fili says:

    That is so beautiful to see. I'm glad they just left them be.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I can't watch the video, yet these two foxes are awesome

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