Canine

Red Fox

When you visit the red fox enclosure be sure to look up. You may see them sleeping on their high resting places.

Foxes are quick, elusive members of the canine family. Primarily predators they can climb and dig efficiently but are also opportunistic feeders. The red fox can have red, gray or silver-colored fur in the wild and white-tipped tails. California has native red and gray foxes, as well as the tiny, endangered San Joaquin kit fox.

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Coyote

The Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary choir has many members. Sometimes visitors are treated to the sound of our coyote mixed with other zoo residents serenading all who are visiting.

Coyotes are easily adaptable to many different habitats and living situations. They are known to be clever and intelligent survivors in a world where habitat loss has negatively impacted many species. If the coyote is unable to hunt for its food it will follow its nose to whatever food might be available to meet its dietary needs.

Wolf Hybrid

A wolf hybrid is a cross between a wolf and a dog, generally they are beautiful, strong, independent and inquisitive. At the same time, they are adept at escaping, destructive to households and hard to housebreak. Hybrids can be territorial and aggressive toward other dogs and sometimes predatory toward small pets and even children. A hybrid with a higher percentage of wolf DNA may have more wild traits than dog traits. Folsom City Zoo Sanctuary is one of the few sites that exhibits wolf hybrids.

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