Red Fox

Vulpes vulpes

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  • Red Fox |  Photo: J. and J. Mills, NPS
  • Red Fox |  Photo: J. and J. Mills, NPS
  • Red Fox |  Photo: J. and J. Mills, NPS
  • Red Fox |  Photo: J. and J. Mills, NPS
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Basic Information

Order

Carnivora

Family

Canidae

Size

Red Foxes are generally between 18 and 35 inches in length.

Lifespan

up to 12 years in the wild

Weight

Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) facts, habitat, diet, range, fox pictures and more to help you learn to identify the beautiful mammal.

Diet

Omnivore

Breeding

Females (vixens) birth 4-7 pups.

Range

Prairie, Great Lakes, New England, Mid-Atlantic, Rocky Mountains, Southeast, Southwest, Texas, California, Pacific Northwest, Eastern Canada, Western Canada, Alaska

Danger

Red Foxes are known to often carry Rabies. If bitten, seek professional medical attention immediately.

What does the Red Fox look like?

Red Foxes have a variety of color variations. They range from a pale yellowish red to a deep reddish brown. Cross foxes have a black stripe down their back. Silver Foxes are prized for their fur and range from a strong silver to a nearly black.

Red Fox Habitat

Open Forests

Red Fox Facts

Sly as a fox? Red Foxes store food ahead of time. They are also known to prey on commercial poultry. Their most common predators include coyotes, wolves, bears, mountain lions, humans and eagles.

Red Fox Distribution



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