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Bat-Eared Puppy Nursed By Zoo Turns Out Not To Be A ‘Puppy At All’

Written by: Russel M
Russel Moneva, the Viral Content writer at iHeartDogs, finds joy in both crafting engaging content and pursuing his passion for basketball and fitness whenever he's not immersed in his work.Read more
| Published on April 17, 2024

Step into the captivating world of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, where nature’s wonder unfolds as a precious bat-eared fox kit, welcomed into our family just a week ago. Guided by the expert hands of our devoted neonate specialists and seasoned animal care staff, this tiny marvel enchants all who encounter him. Amidst the lush greenery and vibrant blooms of our botanical haven, this charming newcomer takes his first tentative steps, igniting a sense of joy and anticipation in the hearts of visitors and staff alike.


As the sun rises over our beloved zoo, the diligent Samantha Villa, esteemed headkeeper of the esteemed Animal Ambassador Team, takes us on a journey of discovery into the world of this precious little fox. With a twinkle in her eye and a warmth in her voice, Samantha shares with us the heartwarming tale of this resilient baby boy, who has embarked on the adventure of a lifetime under our care.

In the gentle glow of dawn, our little kit eagerly embraces the art of bottle feeding, his tiny paws grasping the feeding bottle with unwavering determination. With each nourishing sip, he grows stronger, his delicate frame infused with newfound vitality. And yet, amidst his voracious appetite, our little fox finds solace in the embrace of sleep, drifting into a peaceful slumber with a contented sigh.

But it is during the magical moments of feeding time that our kit truly comes alive, his playful vocalizations filling the air with joyous melodies. With each adorable chirp and chirrup, he captures the hearts of all who behold him, a testament to the wonder and beauty of nature’s creations.


Yet, beyond the realm of mere sustenance, our dedicated team endeavors to nurture not just the body, but also the spirit of our beloved kit. With tender care and boundless affection, we devote ourselves to socializing him, ensuring that he is not just comfortable, but also confident in the presence of humans. Through gentle interactions and loving gestures, we forge a bond that transcends species, fostering a sense of trust and companionship that will endure a lifetime.

So, join us as we embark on this remarkable journey of growth and discovery, as we witness the unfolding of a story that is as enchanting as it is inspiring. For in the heart of Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, miracles abound, and every day brings with it the promise of new beginnings and endless possibilities.

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