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This is a comprehensive Fact File of the fox, more detailed information can be found on the rest of the fox facts pages. Also, see our fox books page to learn more about the fox.

Common Name Red Fox
Scientific Name Vulpes Vulpes
Life Span Up to 7 years in the wild
Body length 50 - 390 cm
Weight 6 - 10 kg
Physical Description The fox has red/brown and a long bushy tail. They are similar in appearance to the dog.
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Diet Foxes will eat most anything - from insects to small mammals to birds.
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Behavior Foxes are active at dusk and night. They are solitary animals but will sometimes group together.