10-pound Fox Discovered Missing On Monday

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Officials are still looking for a 7-month-old red fox that escaped from the Staten Island Zoo earlier this week.

Officials discovered the 10-pound fox had burrowed out of her enclosure on Monday.

Reports of sightings indicate the fox may be trying to make her way back to the zoo, officials announced Friday. One person reported seeing the fox Thursday night about two blocks away from the zoo.

Zoo officials said they came close to catching the fox after she was spotted in New Brighton on Wednesday evening, but she slipped away after darting into some bushes.

The fox was adopted by the zoo in July and named Montana after she was found wandering near Yellowstone National Park.

The fox is fully vaccinated and is unlikely to be a threat to people or pets, but zoo officials warned that anyone who spots the fox should not approach it or try to trap it

Anyone who sees the fox is asked to contact the zoo at 718-442-3101.

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