Range (in red) of the red fox
Range (in red) of the red fox
 
 
A new born pup
A new born pup
 
 
A vixen with her pups
A vixen with her pups
 
 
A reynard, male red fox
A reynard, male red fox
 
 
A yawning adult red fox
A yawning adult red fox
 
 
A leash of red fox
A leash of red fox
 
 
Hunting for dinner
Hunting for dinner
 
Fox, Red
Topic(s):   Alpine Animals, Arctic Tundra Animals, Dogs (Wild), Forest Animals, Grassland Animals, Lewis & Clark Animals, Mammals, Mountain Animals, Tundra Animals, Woodland Animals
Quick Facts
Type of Animal mammal
Biome(s) grassland, alpine, woodland
Habitat farms, suburban areas, forests, grasslands
Diet insects, carrion
Male dog or tod
Female vixen
Baby pup or kit
Group skulk, leash, or troop
Life Span 5 years (wild)
Predators people, wolves, bears
Endangered no

The red fox is found all over the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia. It likes to live in forests, grasslands, deserts, tundras. It is sometimes found living in the suburbs. The red fox looks like a coyote except it is smaller. It has a very bushy tail.

A red fox is an omnivore. This means it eats different kinds of foods. Some of the foods it likes to eat are rodents, rabbits, and fruit. It has very good vision. A red fox is a patient hunter. It will stalk its prey for hours. An adult red fox has a large territory.

The male and female red fox both take care of their young. The female stays in the den with the pups. The male brings food to them but does not go into the den. The pups stay in the den up to five weeks.

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