Red Fox

Red Fox

Conservation

Least concern conservation status

Scientific Classification

OrderCarnivora
FamilyCanidae
GenusVulpes
Binomial nameVulpes vulpes

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Description

The red fox is a midsize canine that lives in the northern part of North America, Asia, Europe, and North Africa. The color varies from light yellow to red, with dark legs, and a white underbody.

The red fox measures from 45 to 90 cm and weighs from 2.2 to 14 kg. Their lifespan is from 2 to 5 years.

This omnivore eats grasses, fruits, corn, apples, oak nuts, cherries, berries, mice, birds, rabbits, squirrels, crickets, grasshoppers, beetles, caterpillars, and crayfish.

The red fox lives in forests, grasslands, mountains, deserts, and suburban areas.

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