McDonald ventured out to the park again that same night at around 1 a.m. and waited, yet again, to see if the cub's mother would appear. McDonald stuck around until 4:30 a.m, but, sadly, the cub's mother was still nowhere to be found.
The next day, McDonald spoke to a member of The Fox Project, which is based in nearby Kent, who suggested it was worth trying one more time in case the mother turned up. But, after yet another night spent waiting, there still was zero sign of fox activity. That was when McDonald assumed the young fox had most likely lost his mother for good.