Foxes similar to a medium-sized dog with pointed ears, a long and slender snout, and a hairy tail and body. You can see these animals in the following animated images below.
Foxes are very different from dogs, wolves, and other canid family members: their habits are usually nocturnal and solitary.
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They do not communicate by barking but through body postures and tail movements or extremely characteristic howling and screeching.
Although some species have been used to protect agricultural farms from their natural pests, these animals are not very prone to domestication.
Paradoxically, this has made the fox an endangered species in some world regions and an actual plague in others. Uncontrolled reproduction has caused multiple extinction of local species.
Foxes are one of the most intelligent animals in the world because of the characteristics they possess. Here you will be able to discover a lot of fascinating facts about them.
When we get to know them, we will expand our knowledge about these animals to share them with other people.
There are currently 37 species of foxes, but only 12 of them belong to the genus Vulpes or true foxes. The best known are The red fox, the arctic fox, the desert fox, and the gray fox.
Foxes are characterized by being the smallest animals of the canine family. They are blind and deaf at birth, so their mother guards them during the first month of birth.
Foxes are nocturnal creatures, which means they are active at night, and it is believed that they are the most adaptable animals in the world.
Since they adapt to any place, any condition in their environment, and changes in food sources, the fox also can run at a speed of 23 miles per hour in short times.
Wild foxes can live about ten years, and in captivity, they can live up to 20 years.
Foxes did not communicate by barking as other canines do; instead, they rely exclusively on non-verbal communication.
This includes unique characteristics in body posture, tail movement, and facial expressions.
Some of their verbal communications include screaming, and these sound like human screams.
Foxes also have a powerful sense of smell. They can even find food underground, which is how they find food sources in winter.
These animals are characterized by being diggers. They have even found buried family pets. In cities, more than anywhere else, there are habitats for foxes.
Foxes develop fast because they are very adaptable animals. Other animals die if exposed to the conditions to which foxes are exposed.
Foxes are omnivorous in terms of food, which means that they eat whatever they need to survive.
The fox can live in multiple habitats, although it mainly inhabited the northern hemisphere and was successfully introduced in Australia.
What is surprising is that there are more fox habitats than cities that have often overlapped and can become a problem for humans.
They can live on the plains, mountains, deserts, and urban and suburban areas. This is possible because they can change their diet by adapting to the place where they live.