Red Fox

Red Fox

Red Fox
Vulpes vulpes


CLASS
Mammalia
ORDER
Carnivora
FAMILY
Canidae

Range

Canada, Alaska, continental United States, Europe, Asia and North Africa


Habitat

Forest, tundra, prairie, farmland and urban areas


Diet

Rabbits, mice and rats, birds and other small animals

Weight

8 - 15 lbs.

Length

34 - 46 in.

Gestation

About 2 months

Young

1 - 10 kits

IUCN Status

Least Concern

Facts

  • Red foxes are the most widely distributed carnivores in the world.
  • Foxes have excellent hearing. They can pick up the sounds of a mouse rustling in grass or earthworms moving on the soil surface.
  • Red foxes are solitary hunters, hunting primarily at dusk, dawn and at night.
  • Not all red foxes are red. They vary in color from rosy gold to deep rusty brown to even black.
  • At birth, kits are blind and open their eyes 9-14 days later.

 

Conservation

Numbers are stable due to its adaptability to a variety of habitats.

Least Concern

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Closed only Thanksgiving, Christmas, & New Year's Day

Address

Alexandria Zoo
3016 Masonic Drive
Alexandria, LA 71301
P: (318) 441-6810

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