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The Mountain Fox

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The Mountain Fox

Are there mountain foxes on Hardangervidda?

The release of fox puppies

The mountain fox has been protected since 1930. Still, it has been difficult to maintain a constant number of foxes on Hardangervidda. The authorities have attempted to release bred in captivity fox puppies, but it is not certain how successful this strategy has been. 

Will the mountain fox survive? 

One of the reasons why the mountain fox has had such difficulty surviving, is the great increase in its numbers over the last few years. According to the experts, Another reason may be the lack of larger animals of prey such as wolves or wolverines, as the mountain fox is distinctly a carrion feeder.

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