Red Fox

Red Fox

Red foxes use 28 different vocalizations to communicate nearby and far away, and individuals have voices that can be distinguished.

Red foxes have excellent senses of vision, smell, and touch and extensively use a variety of vocalizations, facial expressions, and scent marking to communicate among themselves.

There have been 28 different kinds of vocalizations described in red foxes and individuals have voices that can be distinguished. Vocalizations are used to communicate with foxes that are both nearby and very far away.

Red fox scent marking is through urine, feces, anal sac secretions, the supracaudal gland, and glands around the lips, jaw, and the pads of the feet.


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Sources | (Fox, 2007; MacDonald & Reynolds, 2005)

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