Is there a fennec fox sanctuary anywhere in North Africa I can pet them?
May 7, 2023 6:12 PM   Subscribe

I've held a koala, a quokka, a wombat and a baby kangaroo. I'd like to do meet a fennect fox next. Where's there a sanctuary in the world - ideally close to their native habitat - where I can do that?
posted by rileyray3000 to Pets & Animals (6 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Looks like you can have a "fennec fox experience at this place in Georgia.
posted by rpfields at 10:05 PM on May 7, 2023 [1 favorite]

Ah, sorry, I misread your question and missed the fact that you want to go see them near their natural habitat. The link I provide above does not fit that bill.
posted by rpfields at 10:08 PM on May 7, 2023

It should be noted that fennec foxes are kept as pets in the US, so is the purpose to support them in their native habitat or to pet one?
posted by fiercekitten at 7:53 AM on May 8, 2023

I googled around in French for fennec fox sanctuaries in north Africa - I did not find any. Per this photographer (p14), it is trivially easy to find a captive fennec fox and pet it in Morocco - but the foxes do not like to be pet or to be in captivity.
posted by quadrilaterals at 11:11 AM on May 8, 2023

You are going to find many more abusive opportunities to do this than non-abusive ones (if there are any). This is not something that I, personally, would be trying to do.
posted by Kutsuwamushi at 4:57 PM on May 8, 2023 [4 favorites]

It’s not an animal that naturally wants to be pet, and so any circumstance where you want to pet it is going to be inherently unnatural.
posted by chiquitita at 6:57 AM on May 9, 2023

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