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French family finally wins right to keep adopted fox

Published on Jan 23, 2014 11:28 PM

BORDEAUX (AFP) - A French family has finally got permission to keep a young fox they had rescued after its mother was crushed by a car, following a marathon legal battle.

The saga of the little fox, named Zouzou, had made headlines in France and even prompted a support page on Facebook after the Delanes family was ordered to hand over the animal and pay a 300-euro (S$520.50) fine.

In France, raising a wild animal without special authorisation is against the law.

The National Office of Hunting and Wild Animals found out about Zouzou and began legal proceedings against its keepers back in 2011.

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