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Rescued Arctic fox found with harness now at home in NY zoo

  • In this undated photo provided by the Buffalo Zoo, a young Arctic fox they call Ash sits in the grass at the Buffalo Zoo in Buffalo, N.Y. The roughly two-year-old fox was wearing a harness when found, leading authorities to believe the animal was someone's pet. (Buffalo Zoo via AP)

    In this undated photo provided by the Buffalo Zoo, a young Arctic fox they call Ash sits in the grass at the Buffalo Zoo in Buffalo, N.Y. The roughly two-year-old fox was wearing a harness when found, leading authorities to believe the animal was someone's pet. (Buffalo Zoo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • In this undated photo provided by the Buffalo Zoo, a young Arctic fox named Ash sits in the grass near the zoo's fence at the Buffalo Zoo in Buffalo, N.Y. The zoo estimates he is about 2 years old. He was wearing a harness when he was found, leading authorities to believe that he was once someone's pet. (Buffalo Zoo via AP)

    In this undated photo provided by the Buffalo Zoo, a young Arctic fox named Ash sits in the grass near the zoo's fence at the Buffalo Zoo in Buffalo, N.Y. The zoo estimates he is about 2 years old. He was wearing a harness when he was found, leading authorities to believe that he was once someone's pet. (Buffalo Zoo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

A young Arctic fox found running loose in Michigan is now at home at the Buffalo Zoo.

The zoo estimates the male fox named Ash is about 2 years old. He was wearing a harness when he was found in Ann Arbor, leading authorities to believe the animal was someone's pet.

Michigan's Humane Society of Huron Valley donated Ash to the Buffalo Zoo, which recently opened the Arctic Edge exhibit the fox and another will eventually inhabit.

Zoo officials say Ash's past involvement with humans would make it difficult to release him into the wild.