Learning about foxes

Foxes live in a forested area found in mountains, grasslands and deserts.

They make their homes by digging burrows in the ground.

Foxes have a rather slender appearance, pointed ears, and a long muzzle. The coat is generally reddish with the back of the ears and the front of the legs black and the throat and belly from white to grey. They have whiskers on their legs and face, which help them to navigate.

Foxes eat mammals, birds reptile eggs, and insects.

A group of foxes is called a skulk or leash. A male is called a ‘dog fox’ and a female is called a ‘vixen.’