07 April 2014

Arabian Red Fox cubs – Jebal Nayriyyah

A trip to Jebel Nayriyyah at the end of March produced a group of Arabian Red Fox cubs with an adult. The foxes had built their den almost at the top of the jebal in an area of small caves and there were four cubs that we saw. The animals were quite inquisitive and spent all the time looking down at us from their safe home. This is the first time I have seen young Arabian Red Foxes in the wild, although I have seen adults on many occasions. They obviously breed early in the year to make to most of the cool conditions and plentiful food and these foxes were a very pale colour to match the background of the pale limestone jebals of the area.