Meet Rylai, a domesticated fox with her own Instagram who is quickly becoming a rising star on the internet. On her Instagram and Facebook, you can follow what Rylai eats, her success in obedience training, and her little everyday challenges. The name “Rylai” comes from the game DOTA2.
Rylai represents a welcome change in attitudes towards domesticated foxes, as many like her have been slaughtered for their fur. However, despite being domesticated, she is not a Siberian fox, which are bred in Russia to make them tamer and more dog-like.
Rylai was raised by breeders seeking to domesticate foxes in the U.S., and is many generations removed from her wild cousins.