• Red Fox

    Like many other canid species, red foxes scent mark through urine, feces, anal sac secretions, supracaudal glands, and glands around the tail, lips, jaws, and pawpads.

  • Red Fox

    The red fox’s top speed is about 48 kph and obstacles as high as 2 m. can be lept.

  • Red Fox

    Red fox density is highly variable, ranging from as little as 1 fox/40 km² to as high as 30 foxes/km² in urban areas where food is abundant.

  • Red Fox

    Threats to the red fox are highly localized and include habitat degradation, loss, and fragmentation, exploitation, and direct and indirect persecution.

  • Red Fox

    Female red foxes gestate for 49-56 days before giving birth to 1-13 pups, averaging 5, while the male provides food outside of the maternity den.

  • Red Fox

    Red foxes originated in the Middle East, then radiated out to the Arctic Circle, Europe, North Africa, the Asiatic steppes, India, and Japan.

  • Red Fox

    Red foxes are preyed on by coyotes, wolves, and other predators, but their most significant predators are humans, killing them for their fur and nuisance.

  • Red Fox

    Red foxes in North America are genetically distinct and probably merit recognition as a distinct species (Vulpes fulva).

  • Red Fox

    Two natural color variants occur in the red fox as 25% are cross foxes with black stripes down the back and shoulders, and 10% are silver foxes with a silver and black coat.

  • Red Fox

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

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