The red fox is typically active at dusk (crepuscular) or at night (nocturnal), but is often active in the day in more undisturbed areas
A member of the dog family and is often seen in the countryside but urban foxes are on the increase, becoming bolder.
Extinct in the Wild
It is now our most widespread wild canine species in the world. Red foxes can produce 28 different vocalisations. The male red fox is referred to as a dog, while the female is known as a vixen. The red fox’s tail is known as a brush, and can be used by the fox as a warm cover in cold weather.
Omnivores, rodents, rabbits, fruit.
3 years wild | 12 years captivity
Europe, Asia, North America and introduced into Australia.
Did you know?
A female fox is called a 'vixen'
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