Friday, August 22, 2014

Follow us:
Follow @NY1 on Twitter Subscribe to this news feed 

News

Escaped Fox Back At Staten Island Zoo

  • Text size: + -
TWC News: Escaped Fox Back At Staten Island Zoo
Play now

Time Warner Cable video customers:
Sign in with your TWC ID to access our video clips.

  To view our videos, you need to
enable JavaScript. Learn how.
install Adobe Flash 9 or above. Install now.

Then come back here and refresh the page.

After almost a week on the run, a fox named Helena is back home at the Staten Island Zoo.

Zoo officials say that Helena escaped last Monday after she apparently burrowed under the fence of her enclosure.

She made it more than a mile to the neighborhood of West Brighton.

A few residents there saw her and called the zoo, but it still took days to catch the 7-month-old fox.

"Everybody was worried that she would not survive," said Marion Land of West Brighton. "Plus, Saturday, it was freezing temperatures here. That's when I got very worried, Saturday night."

"I feel great, because at least now, she's going to be in a safe place again," said Eddie Reyes of West Brighton.

The zoo says that she'll be put back in her newly secured exhibit after a full medical evaluation.

Related Stories

10.11.12.247 ClientIP: 54.243.17.133, 184.51.126.28 UserAgent: CCBot/2.0 (http://commoncrawl.org/faq/) Profile: TWCSAMLSP