Gray Fox - only canid to climb trees

Gray foxThe Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) ranges from lower Canada all the way to Venezuela, excluding the Great Plains, northwestern United States, and eastern Central America. It has a gray back, light brown to brownish orange on the sides, neck and legs, and a black stripe along its back and tail and a white belly. It is very agile and can climb up and down trees easily with their powerful, hooked claws and are they only member of the canid family to climb trees. It preys on cottontail rabbits, birds, voles, field mice, shrews and insects. It also eats fruits, berries and vegetable material. Gray foxes can weigh between 3.6 to 6.8 kilograms and can become 6 to 10 years in the wild.

Keywords: gray , red

Which zoos have them?
Birmingham Zoo (United States)

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

Adult weight : 4.75 kg (10.45 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 16 years

Female maturity :345 days

Male maturity : 365 days

Gestation : 57 days

Weaning : 55 days

Litter size : 4

Litters per year : 1

Interval between litters : 365 days

Weight at birth : 0.095 kg (0.209 lbs)

Weight at weaning : 0.52 kg (1.144 lbs)

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