Joker is a silver-phase red fox — who was found under a porch. It was clear from his behavior (he was not afraid of humans) that he was not a wild fox. He was clearly an escaped (or abandoned) pet fox.
He was sent to a wildlife rehabilitator who began looking for a permanent home for him. Since Wolf Park’s red fox, Scarlette, was alone, the park was happy to find a nice male to share her enclosure. In April of 2015, Joker came to live with Scarlette. The two became fast friends and have lived together happily ever since.
Joker is a calm and confident fox who puts up with all of Scarlette’s crazy with little trouble. He likes to play pranks. Once, he deliberately pushed Scarlette into the pond when the ice was just barely frozen.
Although not as social as Scarlette, Joker is still willing to meet and greet new friends. He likes his chin scratched and he’s happy to pose on shoulders for photos.