Foxes back in Paris

Foxes are back in the centre of Paris and have been seen at the Jardin du Luxembourg and the Place de la République. However it is estimated that there are many fewer than the urban fox population in London, which is about 10,000.

Paris had a campaign in the 1990s to rid the city of foxes because of the danger of rabies. Now it seems that they are on their way back, probably attracted by the amount of food that is thrown away from restaurants and supermarkets. It is thought that each family in France throws out about €400 of food a year.