The fox appeared for the first time on Tuesday in a fox camera launched by WWF in July.
- This has been expected! The fox appeared quickly yesterday in a picture of # Luontolive's new fox camera. The foxes move especially at dusk and evening, when you should keep an eye on the camera, WWF Finland tweeted.
During the summer, WWF will follow the fox family live via video.
The video shows how a fox appears for a moment to bask in front of the camera. However, the visit in the limelight remains quite short.
As the summer progresses, however, it is permissible to expect a bigger hustle and bustle, as six puppies have been born to two adult females in the nest, according to WWF.
- Towards the end of the summer, the puppies are more outdoors and may have problems with their nest mate, says Petteri Tolvanen, WWF's Finnish Nature Program Manager.
According to Tolvanen, the fox is a very active and lively species. He therefore believes that a lively run is expected in the live broadcast.
The live nest is located in Jämtland, Sweden. In Sweden, the fox population has increased in recent years as a result of conservation measures. In Finland, on the other hand, the fox is extremely endangered. According to Tolvanen, no fox nesting has been observed in Finland since 1996.
Observations of moving foxes in Finnish Lapland have increased slightly in recent years. According to Tolvanen, a dozen foxes are typically found in Finland every year. However, Tolvanen points out that although the fox population has been growing in the Nordic countries, climate change will be a major threat to foxes living in the Arctic fells in the future.
- Finland is in danger of losing the majority of the area where foxes and many mountain species can live, Tolvanen says.