Tiny fox found unconscious in freezing garden nursed by animal shelter

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A week-old fox found collapsed in a freezing cold garden in Essex is being nursed back to health at an animal rescue centre.

Tiny Lira was brought to the Wildlives Rescue Centre in Thorrington after a man found her lying in his back garden.

The Daily Mail reports that Wildlives said her mother is almost certainly dead and the charity will now raise her and release Lira back into the wild.

Speaking to the Ipswich Star, owner of Wildlives, Rosie Catford, said: "She's doing really well now, she only weighs just over 200 grams so she's tiny and her eyes and ears are still closed.

"Something probably happened to her mother so we are keeping an eye out for any siblings that might turn up.

"She'll be the first of many over the summer. During the spring and summer they get themselves into trouble, the mother gets killed and the cubs are orphaned. It's the start of baby season."

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