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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Family:Canidae
Genus:Vulpes
Genus species:Vulpes cinereoargenteus

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:52-69 cm
Height:30-41 cm
Weight:2.5-7 kg
Identification:The grey fox has a gray agouti coat, a white throat, and a black-tipped mane along the top of its tail.
Habitat:Woodlands, brush country, rocky terrain
Diet:Omnivore: birds, invertebrates, fruit, berries, small mammals, fish, reptiles, eggs
Reproduction:Grey foxes mate in February or March. A litter of 3-7 pups is produced after a gestation period of 51 days. These animals can live for up to ten years in captivity.
The most common social unit is the family group with two adults and their pups. During the winter, gray foxes are solitary.
Behavior:This species is nocturnal and can be very territorial.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:The gray fox can climb trees.

Other Information

Geographic:North America
Northern South America
Date:1965-06 Subjects:Grey fox
canine
dog
Gray fox
Urocyon
Foxes
Canidae
Carnivora
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata
Predatory animals