Trinity College's hottest fox couple welcome new cubs to their family
It appears Sam the Trinity fox has given birth to five cubs.
After making headlines during the first Covid-19 lockdown for wandering through the Dublin city streets in broad daylight, Sam the Trinity fox has given birth to a 'skulk' (the fox equivalent of a 'litter') of cubs.
For those unaware, Sam lives on the grounds of Trinity College but found fame after she ventured off-campus to a nearly empty Grafton Street during the first lockdown in search of food.
It is believed she found scraps harder to come by due to restaurants being closed, leading to poor health.
Concerned for her well-being, staff at the university left out food for the vixen containing anti-biotics.
On the mend, earlier this year Sam made headlines again when Trinity revealed the animal was pregnant after being spotted roaming the campus with a male fox named Prince.
On Wednesday morning, Trinity confirmed Sam has given birth to a number of cubs, believed to be five.
The college also posted an adorable video captured by a student of the latest additions to Sam's family playing on the campus.
The university's post read: "Exciting news we've all been waiting on... the fox cubs have arrived, five we think. Congrats #TrinityFox Sam & Prince.
"With this great news we kindly ask the college community to respect #TrinityFox Sam and her family's privacy for their welfare and to always observe without disturbing. Thank you."
Exciting news we've all been waiting on... the fox cubs have arrived, five we think. Congrats #TrinityFox? Sam & Prince ???. Huge thank you to student, Michael Gilna for sharing this amazing video with us. pic.twitter.com/XGiGa92bQ8
— Trinity College Dublin (@tcddublin) April 20, 2021