Gray Fox

Conservation

Least concern conservation status

Scientific Classification

OrderCarnivora
FamilyCanidae
GenusUrocyon
Binomial nameUrocyon cinereoargenteus

Range Map

Range of species in blue

Description

The gray fox is a solitary canine that lives in the southern part of the United States, Mexico, Central America, and the northern parts of South America.

The back of there gray fox has a scattered combination of light and dark gray, the sides are reddish-brown, and the underbody is white. They measure from 76 to 112.5 cm and weigh from 3.6 to 7kg. 

The gray fox is an omnivore and eats mice, birds, voles, rabbits, insects, corn, fruits, nuts, and berries.

They live in dense forests, in areas with rocky terrain or thick vegetation. Their lifespan is 16 years in the wild and 20 in captivity.

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