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Gray Foxes Rescued And Released In East Bay (PHOTOS)

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Jean Yim

Fans of cute, prepare yourselves.

Three young, orphaned gray foxes were released into the wild on Sunday after spending six months at the Lindsay Wildlife Museum. And the photos are heart-melting.

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the three baby foxes were discovered in a Moraga backyard, abandoned and so tiny they could not yet open their eyes.

"Oh my God, it was the cutest thing you've ever seen," said Angelica Zabronsky, the woman who found the babies, to the Chronicle. (Zabronsky isn't exaggerating--just scope out the photos below.)

According to the Examiner, a fox release is quite unusual, and Sunday's event was the first of the year for the museum.

"[The foxes] got a lot of attention," said Loren Behr, a representative for the museum, to The Huffington Post.

Jean Yim, a wildlife supervisor at the museum told the Chronicle that fox populations have been struggling due to the prevalent use of rat poison.

"It's a really nice feeling to go through all this work and then see these foxes go back into the wild where they should be," Yim told the Chronicle. "This is what we're all here for."

Check out photos of the baby foxes when they first arrived and on the day of their release in our slideshow below, courtesy of Jean Yim.

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