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Scientific Classification

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

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:45-84 cm
Weight:4-5 kg
Identification:The coloring of the Asian red fox can vary from pale yellowish-red to deep reddish-brown.
Habitat:Woodlands, open country, urban areas
Diet:Omnivore: rodents, rabbits, hares, birds, insects, invertebrates, corn berries apples, cherries grapes and grasses
Reproduction:The breeding season for North American red foxes varies according to the geographic range of the specific population. Gestation lasts 51-63 days, after which four pups are born. Both parents help to care for the young, which are weaned by ten weeks of age.
Red foxes are generally solitary animals.
Behavior:These animals are well known for their intelligence and adaptability.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:The red fox is cat-like in stalking its prey. It hunts larger quarry, such as rabbits, by moving in as close as it can, then attempting to run the prey down when it bolts.

Other Information

Geographic:Northern North America
Eastern North America
Europe
Asia
Date:1974-07 Subjects:canine
Asian red fox
dog
Red fox
Vulpes
Foxes
Canidae
Carnivora
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata
Predatory animals