Red fox - widest range of any land carnivore

Red foxThe Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) has the widest range of any land carnivore, spannin from North America to Eurasia and parts of North Africa. Subspecies exist in Japan. They vary greatly in size, with adults weighing from 2.7–6.8 kilograms, depending on their region. In Europe, the red foxes tend to be larger than in North America. Their diet consists of rodents and other small animals, insects, varied with fruits, and also birds. In Britain, the foxes have adapted to the urban life, scavenging on garbage. When Red foxes reproduce, the female has her own "maternity den" and the male will supply her with food up to and after birthing. They are not considered to be endangered, and are the most widespread and abundant wild carnivore in the world.

Keywords: red , gray

The Cross fox, red fox, silver fox is listed as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the red fox
A young / baby of a red fox is called a 'cub, kit or pup'. The females are called 'vixen' and males 'reynard, todd or dog'. A red fox group is called a 'leash or skulk'.
Some facts about the
Red fox

Adult weight : 4.132 kg (9.0904 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 21 years

Female maturity :304 days

Male maturity : 304 days

Gestation : 52 days

Weaning : 48 days

Litter size : 5

Litters per year : 1

Interval between litters : 365 days

Weight at birth : 0.1 kg (0.22 lbs)

Weight at weaning : 1.397 kg (3.0734 lbs)

Basal metabolic rate : 14 W

Body mass : 4.58 kg (10.076 lbs)

Temperature : 38.85 °C (101.93 °F)

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