The Red Fox is the largest of the true foxes and is easily distinguishable by its red coat, hence the name. They also have a long slender body, with long black legs and a long bushy tail with a white tip.
The environments in which red foxes inhabit include: forests, mountains, grassy areas and deserts. They are very diverse animals and have also been seen around towns and other suburban areas.
They have a highly varied diet which can include food sources such as: rodents, birds and fruits.
Predators & Threats
The Red Fox is predated on mainly in the UK by Grey Wolves and Eagles. However, they are also widely hunted by human beings for their fur pelts.
- They tend to hunt solitary.
- They use an array of whines, barks and howls to communicate to one another.
|Common Name(s)||Scientific Name|
|Red Fox, Cross Fox, Silver Fox||Vulpes vulpes|
|45-90cm in length|
Best Time to Look
All year round, notably dusk until dawn.