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Red Fox Photo

Scientific Name: Vulpes vulpes​

Habitat: forest, prairies, deserts, mountains and cities

Diet: rodents, rabbits, fruit, carrion

Life span: 3 to 12 years

Young: 2 to 12 pups per litter

Size: 3 to 14 kg (6.6 to 31lbs)

Red foxes are resourceful and have earned a reputation for being cunning and intelligent. They are able to cleverly adapt to living in many environments, including busy cities, and have excellent senses of vision, smell and touch. An opportunistic fox may even steal your garbage or your pet’s food!

Fun Fact

Foxes use scent-marking to communicate to other foxes. These scents can often smell

Learn more about this species:

These are some other websites that we think have more great information about this species.

Red fox on Canadian Geographic


Range: North America,  Europe, Asia, North Africa and Australia


Babydoll Sheep status image showing of least concern.

Status: Least concern

For More Information

Edmonton Valley Zoo

13315 Buena Vista Road (87th Avenue)
PO Box 2359
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7


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