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Buffalo Zoo adds rescued Arctic fox

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Posted at 11:31 AM, Jun 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-17 11:31:07-04

A new animal will be moving in at the Buffalo Zoo: Ash the Arctic Fox.

Ash arrived at the zoo in April, but was placed in quarantine, zoo officials said. Now the zoo has moved the male fox into the former lynx exhibit.

The animal was found running loose - but wearing a harness - in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Because Ash was harnessed and had interacted with humans, and maybe even been kept as a pet, releasing him into the wild would be difficult, officials say.

The zoo plans to move Ash into the Arctic Edge exhibit near Luna the polar bear, officials explain.