Foxy facts for children

  • Foxes are one of the most well known wild animals in the UK, they are native to Britain.
  • The fox is a member of the dog family
  • Foxes are a little bit bigger than a cat
  • Foxes can live up to 14 years
  • The latin name for fox is “Vulpes Vulpes”
  • Foxes can live anywhere, in towns or the countryside
  • A female fox is called a Vixen
  • A male fox is called a Dog
  • Foxes eat almost anything, including berries, worms, spiders and even jam sandwiches
  • A fox’s home is called a den or an earth
  • A baby fox is called a cub
  • The fox is a distant relative of the wolf

  • Foxes are mostly active at night
  • Foxes hide food to eat later
  • Foxes have amazing hearing, they can hear a watch ticking 40 yards (120 foot) away
  • Foxes use 28 different types of calls to communicate with each other
  • A fox can run 30 miles per hour
  • "A pragmatic approach to conservation."

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