vulpes vulpes


Latin Name - Vulpes vulpes
Conservation Status - Least Concern
Location - Most of the Northern Hemisphere
Diet - Omnivore 
Colour - Orangey-red/White/Black
Length - 90-105cm
Life Expectancy - 2-5 years 

Red Fox, also called common fox, species of fox found throughout Europe, temperate Asia, northern Africa, and North America. It has the largest natural distribution of any land mammal except human beings. First introduced to Australia in the 19th century, it has since established itself throughout much of the continent.

Red foxes adapt very well to human presence, thriving in areas with farmland and woods, and populations can be found in many large cities, suburbs, and other urban ecosystems. Mice, voles, and rabbits, as well as eggs, fruit, and birds, make up most of the diet, but foxes readily eat other available food such as carrion, grain (especially sunflower seeds), garbage, pet food left unattended overnight, and domestic poultry.

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