Red foxes live around the world in many diverse habitats including forests, grasslands, mountains, and deserts. They also adapt well to human environments such as farms, suburban areas, and even large communities. The red fox's resourcefulness has earned it a legendary reputation for intelligence and cunning.
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.
Common Name: Red Fox
Scientific Name: Vulpes vulpes
Average life span in the wild: 2 to 4 years
Size: Head and body, 18 to 33.75 in; tail, 12 to 21.75 in
Weight: 6.5 to 24 lbs
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