Red Fox By: Kris Weeks

Scientific name: Vulpes vulpes
Background information: Red Fox's are Mammals that have a diet of Omnivores. Their average life span is 2 to 4 years. "Like a cat's, the fox's thick tail aids its balance, but it has other uses as well. A fox uses its tail (or “brush”) as a warm cover in cold weather and as a signal flag to communicate with other foxes."
Behaviors, needs, and habitat: "Red foxes are solitary hunters who feed on rodents, rabbits, birds, and other small game--but their diet can be as flexible as their home habitat. Foxes will eat fruit and vegetables, fish, frogs, and even worms. If living among humans, foxes will opportunistically dine on garbage and pet food." "Foxes also signal each other by making scent posts--urinating on trees or rocks to announce their presence."
Human impact: Humans can impact the Red Fox populations by hunting.
Solutions to reduce impact: To avoid hunting red foxes will help keep them alive.



Created with images by Seabamirum - "Red Fox Pup" • Kaz - "fox animal wild" • Harlequeen - "Bagel fox" • DenaliNPS - "Red Fox" • dullhunk - "Man asleep in armchair in front of TV with tame red fox - Vulpes vulpes - curled up on lap. Kent. May 2006." • d315thedeity - "094"

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