A beautiful friendship between two poor badgers and a little abandoned fox.
The little abandoned fox Phoebe was rescued in Leeds, UK. They met her while she was completely alone and scared.
They brought her to the shelter, and then asked themselves where to place her, because they did not have large foxes to join her. She was only 2 months old.
By no means was their goal to teach this little fox that they would always get food from people. So they decided on something else.
They decided it might be okay to stay with two poor badgers.
In the end, they saw that it was a very good solution. Bella and Betty became very close with Phoebe. They were one new close family.
These two poor badgers were found in Meltham, West Yorkshire. They had no a specific home but were wandering down the road. They were very young when they ended up in the shelter.
Normally these two species of animals do not exactly approach each other when they find themselves in the wild, but still in this case they have become very close.
Alexandra Farmer, director of this shelter, confirmed this.
She also said that they decided on this because this trio is quite similar in size and none of them are mothers.
It was obvious how happy they were when they realized that these animals got along well. All things they love to work together.
One day they will let them into their habitat, the wilderness if they are ready, but they hope they will.
They placed the fox and badger in a protected area outside. They have noticed many positive changes since being together.
Solid foods are still not right for them, and when they sleep they gather together.
They have already said from the shelter that they do not want too many human hands to provide them, so they decided to combine these two species of wild animals to get along better later.
When Phoebe come the shelter, she will be with other animals. However, until then, let her enjoy herself with the badgers.