Wildwood Arctic fox off exhibit for two weeks
From the Marshfield Parks and Recreation Department
MARSHFIELD – Wildwood Park & Zoo’s resident Arctic fox, Blizzard will be off exhibit for two weeks as he recovers from surgery.
During Blizzard’s recent scheduled veterinarian exam, Athens Veterinarian Dr. Taylor Marquardt noticed a cavity developing on the fox’s upper left canine that may have been causing him discomfort.
On June 14, he was transported to the clinic for further dental radiographs to determine if removal of the tooth was necessary. It was determined that the tooth would need to be removed for Blizzard’s health and comfort. The surgical procedure was performed the same day and he was returned home.
For the next two weeks, Blizzard will be off exhibit and separated from Shadow, his exhibit mate, to allow him to recuperate where staff can closely monitor him and his recovery. He will be enjoying his time spent in the cooler indoors and snacking on some of his favorite soft foods during the two-week period.