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They are curious, intelligent and inhabit the entire northern hemisphere.

Foxes symbolize cunning and cunning. They appear in fairy tales, proverbs and folk tales. They have to endure unimaginable suffering for their beautiful fur. Find out the most interesting information about foxes.


Foxes belong to the canine family. They are associated with wolves, dogs and jackals.


Foxes are solitary animals.

Unlike dogs and wolves, foxes do not live in packs. When they grow up, they live in small families and live in underground caves. Adults sleep and hunt alone.

The most popular of the foxes is the red fox.

Found throughout the northern hemisphere. Thanks to man, it even reached Australia. The red fox is native to Eurasia and the first colonization of North America. The Ice Age proved beneficial for migration, allowing these animals to move freely.

There are 46 subspecies of the red fox, which vary widely in size.


Foxes use the Earth's magnetic field.

Like birds, turtles and sharks, foxes have a magnetic sense. It is even used during hunting when rodents are found buried under the snow. Foxes look north and calculate the trajectory of their jump to reach their prey buried under the snow.

Foxes are good parents, with the mother staying with the newborn cubs while the father goes hunting.

Young foxes are cared for by adults until they are 7 months old.

After birth, foxes do not open their eyes for about 9 days. They remain under the full care of their mother.


Pregnancy in foxes lasts from 49 to 58 days.

Most often, 4 to 6 cubs are born in a litter, but there may be cases when the number of foxes born is larger. There were 13 cubs in one litter.

Foxes love to play.

Like dogs and cats, foxes play with each other and with other animals. They love to play with balls, which are often stolen from golf courses.

The fox is man's friend.

In 2011, scientists discovered a 16,5-4-year-old grave in Jordan containing the remains of a man and his fox companion. The grave dates from before the domestication of the dog, which occurred 1500 years later.

There is a domesticated species of fox.

Unlike wild foxes, a domesticated fox becomes attached to a person from the very first moments. Little foxes are very friendly and curious. If we want to buy such a pet, we must contact the Russian breeder and prepare a significant amount of PLN 35.

Arctic foxes tolerate temperatures down to -70°C.

In summer their color is brown-gray, in winter they are snow-white or steel-blue. You can also find arctic foxes, which are black all year round.

Fox hunting became popular in the 16th century.

Due to damage caused by foxes to farmed birds. In the XNUMXth century, fox hunting began to be treated as a sport. The foxes were herded by a pack of dogs, which usually tore the animal into pieces after catching up with the prey. Fortunately, today we are a more civilized species and in many places in the world, fox hunting with dogs is prohibited.

One species of fox was discovered by Charles Darwin.

This is a small endangered gray fox. A major threat to this species are domestic dogs, which are carriers of diseases such as rabies. The Darwin fox lives in some areas of Chile.

Foxes make about 40 different sounds. Their communication is very complex. The most characteristic sound of this animal is its cry.


The length of a red fox's tail is more than half the length of its body.


Hearing is the most developed sense in foxes.

Foxes can hear mouse squeaks at a distance of 100 meters.

The smallest fox in the world weighs just over 1 kg. We are talking about fennec foxes.

They live in the Sahara and are nocturnal. Their large ears are not only used to locate prey, but also generate significant amounts of heat in hot desert conditions.

Foxes sleep about 10 hours a day.

This is exactly 9 hours 48 minutes.

Foxes are omnivores.

Their diet includes many plants and animals. When hunting, foxes usually choose prey weighing no more than 3,5 kilograms.

Foxes hunt when it is dark.

The optimal time for them is the morning before sunrise or late evening.
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