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Orphaned cubs reunited by Fox Project in Tunbridge Wells

By Claire McWethy

Two orphaned fox cubs have been reunited with their lost brother.

Terrified Erica and her brother Leif were picked up, injured and alone, in Brighton last Wednesday having become trapped in an enclosed garden.

Erica had a fractured hind leg, and they were both taken to Arthur Lodge Vets in Horsham for treatment before being discharged to the Fox Project in Tunbridge Wells.

Erica, Leif and Beck were reunited

Erica, Leif and Beck were reunited

It was there they came across a familiar face.

When they arrived at the charity, in Fairview Lane, it became clear that Erica and Leif had another brother, Buck, who had become separated from his siblings and brought in several days before.

Buck was found in the same area as Erica and Leif after falling down a window well two days running, and becoming trapped.

Erica, Leif and Beck were reunited

Erica, Leif and Beck were reunited

The cubs were brought in by Tarnya Knight of Horsham wildlife charity Born Free. She said: “These cubs have been very lucky and they will be returned to the wild once they are old enough to fend for themselves.

“At this time of year there are lots of baby animals about. If you find a young wild animal or bird that you believe is orphaned, and is not in immediate danger, please always contact a local wildlife rescue centre for advice before you intervene.”

The Fox Project admits and treats around 700 foxes per year, including 250 cubs.

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