Experts have created a map of fox habitat in Moscow
The press service of Mospriroda reported that it is now possible to get acquainted with the habitats of foxes in the capital using a special map. The data on the registration of these animals indicate that they feel quite comfortable in the city. Over the past five years, foxes have been spotted in 16 natural areas of Moscow.
In 2023, it was possible to meet foxes in the natural-historical parks "Ostankino", "Kuzminki-Lyublino", "Izmailovo", Bitsevsky forest, reserves "Teply Stan", "Troparevo", "Southern Butovo". In previous years, fox families were also seen in the nature reserves "Setun River Valley", "Skhodni River Valley in Kurkino", natural and historical parks "Moskvoretsky", "Tsaritsyno".
The presence of foxes in Moscow speaks about the well-being of the ecosystem. These predators are the highest link in the ecological pyramid, which means that all the previous links are balanced among themselves.
Experts do not recommend approaching foxes and trying to take pictures with them. Although these predators do not attack first, but human actions can provoke them. In addition, in no case should you feed foxes, as they may get out of the habit of foraging on their own. An abundance of food that does not have to be fought for can also lead to an increase in the population of foxes, which means it will threaten the conservation of the species they feed on.
Now the foxes are already preparing for winter. These predators do not make stocks, so they have to catch birds, mice and other small animals every day. The fox can hide excess food in a secluded place and return there in a hungry time. In winter, she most often spends the night right in the snow, curled up in a ball and covering her nose with a fluffy tail. The fox begins to look for a hole only when it has to get offspring.
"Cat Week" started at the Moscow Zoo
The press service of the Moscow Zoo in its telegram channel announced that from February 27 to March 3, the institution will host a traditional "Cat Week"