Red Fox

Vulpes vulpes

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Unlike wolves, red foxes do not form packs; they are either solitary animals or live in pairs. Mating usually occurs during winter, and a female will give birth from 2 to 12 pups at a time. Both parents will help care for their young in a maternity den up until summer when the pups are old enough to venture off on their own. Red foxes will usually continue to use the same den over a number of generations.

Red foxes can hear low-frequency sounds very well. In fact, they can even hear when a small animal is digging underground. Once the animal is pinpointed, the red fox will dig it up for food. Otherwise, red foxes generally stalk their prey and then try to run them down.


Rodents, eastern cottontail rabbits, insects and fruit 
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