May 6, 2013
Hunter is a female gray fox born on May 6, 2013. She and her siblings were brought to Wolf Park as newborns. They were raised by a multitude of human friends who helped them get used to the strange world around them.
True to her name, Hunter is the best hunter of the grey foxes. She was the first to catch a bug as a kit, and later the first to catch a mouse. She’s been known to catch snakes and other small animals while on walks around the park.
One of Hunter’s favorite activities is scavenger hunts provided by the summer children’s camps. The campers will hide the foxes’ food all over the enclosure, then the foxes will be released to find it all. Hunter will rush through, eat all the ‘good stuff’, then go back through and bury the not-so-good items so that she can eat them later.
Hunter is shy of people but very willing to meet and work with people who have food for her. She doesn’t like to be petted, but she does like to climb on shoulders, lick noses and dig in human ears. She is so willing to work with new trainers that a six-year-old sponsor once taught her to walk on a swinging bridge!