Angel Character in A To Zoo | World Anvil


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Ekirin talking to Angel, while visitors cringe as they walk past
Angel is the best! I love angel, she's so sweet and loving. And don't believe any of the shit other zookeepers tell you. Everybody goes on about how mischievous and devilish this gorgeous animal is, but she always listens to my commands and always comes in for some cuddles when I want them. She really is the best.  

Golden Fur, Golden Personality

I'm not biased, but Angel has the smoothest, fluffiest, densest, most golden fur out of all of our golden foxes. Like, it's not even a debate. She has such an eye for detail and spends hours on end making sure her fur is as glamorous as she can possibly get it. It's something I admire, as I like to spend a fair amount of time in the mornings trying to make myself look somewhat pleasant, only for it to be ruined when I step into the sooty furball enclosure.

Golden Fox by Mochi
Angel is the leader of the golden fox pack in the Zoo. She commands respect from the other fourteen foxes in the enclosure. Female golden foxes naturally sit at the top of the hierarchy thanks to their strong maternal instincts, while males are shoved all the way down at the bottom, where they rightfully belong. Male golden foxes are very opportunistic and will betray others of their own species, even their pack, if it means they benefit.
Golden Fox
Scientific Name
Vulpes aurum
32cm (at the shoulder)
79cm (with tail)
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Planet | Aug 15, 2023

A planet in the Oarasal System. Laosina's diverse ecosystems are dominated by invertebrates.

Ekirin by Mochi

Best Friends Forever

It was the first day of work here for me when I met Angel. Sandra was showing me the ropes, and the golden foxes were the first animals we fed. She was going on and on about how the foxes are really naughty and love to trick the zookeepers and escape, so I was terrified. We walked in the enclosure, Angel took one sniff of me, and sat down right on my feet! Sandra didn't know what the hell to do, it was hilarious.

Ever since then Angel has always listened to everything I say, always beg for cuddles, all the while every other zookeeper struggles to keep her enclosed. Genuinely, I hear of her escapes twice a week maybe? With me, nothing. I love it. I love her.

(I am so sorry that my staff photo (to the left) does not feature me and Angel - I was half-asleep at 6am in the morning when they asked me to come take a photo, so I chose a random animal to take a picture with instead of thinking.)

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Face of the Zoo

While it was risky to put a known escape artist as the face of the A To Zoo, Rox still did it. Angel was known as the A to Zoo's Mascot for three glorious years, which brought in quadrillions of visitors from around the Yonderverse to come look at her. Angel's face was plastered on billboards on so many planets, skylights in space, you name it. As it turns out, having a rebellious fox as a mascot does wonders.

Angel became the star of the zoo, even earning herself her own talk show. I say talk show; zookeepers filmed her screaming her lungs out and posted it on social media, garnering millions of likes and trillions of views per video. Even I got some attention for it. As the only zookeeper she listened to, I was put in charge of her enclosure for the duration of Angel being the Zoo's Mascot, which meant I was in the limelight a fair bit. It was nice while it lasted, but a breathe of fresh air when it ended.

When you're a mascot a lot of the donations recieved go towards you, to live that lavish lifestyle for as long as you are appointed this noble title. Every day Angel recieved only the most expensive fish, as fish is typically a rare treat for the foxes. It isn't part of their normal diet but they love it. Sadly Angel is back onto her normal diet of various leftover meats, fruits and berries, but that doesn't mean I don't bring them some fish once in a while from the staffeteria.


Angel's History

Content warning for animal abuse and death in this section. Can't having our visitors upset now, can we?

Birth & Neglect

Angel was born into a family of nineteen foxes, deep within the rainbow forests of planet Laosina. The native laosinans elected golden foxes as the planet's Legional Animal, but despite this the species are bred en masse to support the illegal fur and animal trades.

Angel was unfortunately one of these foxes. She was forced into cages no bigger than herself where she could not run, nor even walk or simply turn around. She was made to breed with her siblings to produce foxes with the highest quality fur, and when her children were not born with as glossy fur as hers they were immediately slaughtered.

Rox was almost too late rescuing her. She was visiting several low-income settlements in the continent Asagora in the hopes of promoting some at the Zoo, but after discovering this illegal golden fox breeding ground she immediately attempted to shut it down. She was threatened by the locals, and so on her last day on the planet she broke in, grabbed Angel and ran like the wind.

According to some hidden documents Rox also uncovered, Angel's culling was planned for the following day. She had not been producing any foxes with gleaming fur, so they planned on throwing her away entirely as it was slowing down their productivity. Rox later burned down this breeding area after sending animal containment officers to retrieve every single fox.

Life at the Zoo

Because of Angel's upsetting past Rox refuses to subject her to any training, regardless of her incredibly mischievous personality. Rox doesn't want to subject Angel to any form of anxiety that training might cause, and would prefer if she lived the rest of her life how she wanted to. She requested that all zookeepers follow her wishes, and I gladly do so. It's also partly why I sneak her some special treats in once in a while.


Dramatic Storytelling

Story time! These are some recounts from other zookeepers who will try and convince you Angel is actually the devil, but don't listen to 'em. We had Anaya, our Lead Social Media Manager, interview some zookeepers to tell a short story of their encounters with Angel.
"It was chaos. All I could hear were
the screams of the visitors as Angel mercilessly ripped through the crowd. I couldn't believe what I was seeing-"
"Can you stop being so damn dramatic please?"
"Right, sorry. Yeah, as soon as she escaped she made a beeline for the crowd for cuddles. Wasn't a big deal, I just plucked her up by the scruff of her neck and placed her back in the enclosure. Problem solved."
"Lemme tell ya a story about Angel. I was training this new zookeeper, and I tried to tell him not to go into the pen alone. He didn't listen, not one bit. That fox was out the door before he could even open it, yo."
"So you're telling me, Angel escaped before the door was even open?"
"That's what I said, yes."
"Well then, surely that's a security issue? Can you come with me please, we need to have a serious talk in private."
"I- Dangit."
"Can you tell me of a time Angel has escaped?"
"I certainly can. I had been working here for about two months, and already learned all the latest tips and tricks on dealing with Angel. Unfortunately she's an absurdly fast learner and quickly caught on to what we were doing. We slid this metallic sheet through the door as we cracked it open, to block Angel from squeezing through as we squished ourselves through a teeny gap to get into the enclosure.
Well one day we didn't come quite as prepared. We got into the enclosure as we normally did (with difficulty), but it was eerily quiet. Normally Angel is yapping away somewhere. So not hearing anything immediately raised concern in myself and my trainer. He sent me outside to go check the surroundings while he did a lap of the enclosure. Guess where I found her?
In the meat kitchen, gnawing on a giant cow leg. Where she found it I don't even know, because we don't even feed our animals cow legs."
"A cow leg? That's weird. Can you come talk to me in private?"
"Sure can. Is there something I should be worried about?"
"I can't disclose that at this moment in time."

This article is brought to you by Ekirin Sanaru.

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Author's Notes

Angel the Golden Fox is actually based on a very real animal, Angel the Silver Fox from my workplace. She is the loveliest little animal in the whole wide world and each time I get to feed her I give her extra playtime because she is too fun and mischievous. She does not escape (aside from when I accidentally left the door wide open), but is just as devilish as the A to Zoo's Angel.
Maybe fun facts because I am a nerd
Silver foxes are red foxes! They are simply a melanistic red fox, but can come in a whole range of different pelt varieties. As you can see, Angel is practically a white fox, but we have several others who are predominantly black with white tips on their tails. They have been popular throughout history for their pelts, which influenced the history section of this article.
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Sage RandoScorpio
3 Sep, 2023 17:28

MOCHI! NO DELETE! BAD MOCHI! On the other hand, Angel is perfect. She is the sweetest thing ever. I'm so glad she found her person, and I'm a little worried about where the cow leg came from...Good article as always Mochi. Good luck with the competition.

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3 Sep, 2023 17:31

WOO I clicked reply this time and not delete! xDD Thank you so much! I really enjoyed writing this article and yeah, some weird stuff is going on in the A to Zoo...

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3 Sep, 2023 23:13

So she's not friendly with someone called Buffy then?

5 Sep, 2023 09:07

Aww I wanna have Angel cuddles!! Such a cutie. And yeah, that cow leg....very sus. I wanna know more! Another awesome article from an awesome bean <3

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5 Sep, 2023 14:30

You will know more soon... ;) So glad you enjoyed the article! you are more awesome >:)

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5 Sep, 2023 12:15

I love Angel. <3   Every time I read an A to Zoo article, I feel that the people who run it are more and more sus...

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5 Sep, 2023 14:30

Glad you caught onto that >:))

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6 Sep, 2023 09:59

*squints suspiciously*   Aww, poor Angel. Her history is heartbreaking. <3

Emy x   Etrea | Vazdimet
7 Sep, 2023 10:46

* squints * Hmmm...   I adore Angel, she's such a good girl. Give her lotsa cuddles from me! <3

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7 Sep, 2023 10:56

Thank you! She will get lots of cuddles ^^

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2 Oct, 2023 15:07

Excellent critter! 6/5 stars, looks very pettable

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2 Oct, 2023 18:20

Thank you!! I will let the real Angel know :P <3

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