Red foxes are omnivores, they eat a variety of fruits, berries, birds, small mammals and invertebrates.
The red fox is the most widely distributed wild canid species in the world. It is able to occupy diverse habitats ranging from northern tundra to desert areas.
Though fairly common, red foxes are shy, secretive, nocturnal, and cunning which makes them difficult to observe. Red foxes use a variety of vocalizations to communicate among themselves. They are solitary animals and are known for being territorial. Territories are marked with scent markings.
Red foxes have a distinctive reddish-brown fur, although the exact coloration can vary. They often have a white underbelly, throat, and chin. Some individuals have dark or silver fur. One of their most notable features is their bushy, white-tipped tail. The tail is often long and serves multiple purposes, including balance, communication, and warmth.
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Foxes have over 28 different vocalizations and also communicate using scent posts by urinating on trees or rocks.
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Due to their widespread range and what appears to be an actual increase in population, they are listed as a species of least concern by the IUCN.