Red Fox

Red Fox

Scientific Name

Vulpes vulpes

Range

Most of North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia

Habitats

Forests, grasslands, mountains, and deserts

What do they eat?

Omnivore; small rodents and fruits

Status

Least concern

Conservation Threats

Habitat loss and being hunted for fur

Fun Facts
  • Red foxes can be golden, reddish-brown, silver, or black
  • Males are called dogs, while females are called vixens
  • Fox’s tail, also called its “brush”, aids in balance, as a warm cover, and as a signal flag to communicate with other foxes
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