ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KSDK) - Trying to think of an "outside the box" gift for Valentine's Day? The Saint Louis Zoo has a suggestion: adopt an adorable fox!
The Saint Louis Zoo is promoting fennec fox adoption for Valentine's Day. For $40, including shipping and handling, the zoo will deliver an adoption package to your valentine anywhere in the continental United States. Proceeds will go directly toward the care and feeding of the fennec foxes at the zoo.
The adoption package includes a plush fennec fox (while supplies last), a valentine card from you, a pair of tickets to the Emerson Children's Zoo, a personalized adoption certificate, color photo and fact sheet, a car decal, your name on the Zoo Parents Donor Wall and zoo website for one year, and an invitation to the Zoo Parents Picnic.
You can adopt a fennec fox by either calling 314-646-4771, ordering online at www.stlzoo.org, or by visiting a Welcome Desk at the zoo. Online and phone orders must be made by February 4 to ensure a Valentine's Day delivery. Walk-in orders made at the Welcome Desk can be made through February 14.
The fennec fox is native to the North African desert. It sleeps underground during the hot day and hunts at night when it's cooler. It's oversized ears help keep the little fox cool, track its prey and listen for danger.