According to the youtube video author, Dawn is one of six resident foxes at the Nuneaton and Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary, that cannot be returned to wildlife.

Apparently, when she was still too young Dawn was mistaken for a dog and taken to a rescue shelter, consequently rendering her unable to independently survive in the wild. That might explain why she acts so much like a dog. We'll have to agree with the woman behind the camera: She is so Cute! (Source)

She is one now of the sanctuary's 6 resident foxes. The sanctuary says Dawn is not a pet and they do not recommend any wild fox be tamed and kept as a pet. That said, Dawn certainly enjoys a belly rub and wags her tail much like her domestic canine relatives!

The Nuneaton & Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary rescues sick, injured and abandoned birds and animals. They are given medication, rest and recuperation in preparation for release back into the wild. They have a fully equipped wildlife ambulances in which we perform emergency rescues around the clock as well as receiving casualties through the door 24/7.

If you have a wildlife query, or require further information on how you can help the sanctuary please contact Wildlife Sanctuary.


Responses to "Dawn The Fox Wags Her Tail (Video)"

  1. Anonymous says:

    That is the most adorable thing I've seen all day.

  2. Anonymous says:

    foxes are wild animals and should never be approached as domesticated pets, despite the benevolent disposition of the fox in this video.

  3. Anonymous says:

    How amazingly beautiful!!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Beautiful and sad. She will not be able to join her wild siblings.

  5. Fili says:

    How very beautiful. She is so very happy. At least she is somewhere safe.

  6. Thank you so much. People that rescue God's innocent animals are angels!

  7. Cheryl says:

    Love the sounds and the tail showed a very happy fox. Thank you for all you do!

  8. Anonymous says:

    a lot of other countries are starting to domesticate them and keep them for pets. i'd think being able to roam a house would be better than a cage. we have them everywhere here. i'd never try to keep one for a pet, but they are fun to watch.

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  10. Anonymous says:

    I read an article.in national geographic About. 20_30 years ago an experiment. Was done to dimestcate Foxes after several generations. Wagging there tails was one of the signs ....... That would be kinda cool to have a cute lil fox as a pet , but it be awhile/many generations they were still to wild. Just imagine that lil face looking at ya when ya wakeup in the morning. :)

  11. Anonymous says:

    Yes, foxes are wild animals but if raised up from a pup they can be domesticated as dogs had been centuries ago. It is only in an environment that fosters love and care can these animals actually thrive.

  12. What a lovley fox xx amazing.

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