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Fox Facts & Trivia

Fox Facts

  • A female fox is called a “vixen” and a male fox is called a “dog fox” or a “tod”
  • Foxes are a type of dog and they are the only ones that are able to retract their claws
  • When fox pups are born, they are unable to see, hear, or walk
  • Foxes eat just about anything, ranging from berries to birds
  • Grey foxes are the only type of dogs that can climb trees
  • A fox’s den is an underground burrow
  • Foxes are members of the dog family.
  • Fox are loners except mating season.
  • Foxes are omnivorous mammals that are light on their feet.
  • Baby foxes live with parents until over six months old
  • The fennec fox weighs only 3 pounds and lives in the Sahara.
  • An Arctic Fox can handle temperatures at -70 Celsius.
  • A group of foxes is called a skulk and leash.
  • There are 37 species of foxes, but only 12 belong to the genus vulpes or true foxes.
  • Foxes are around the same size as medium-sized dogs
  • The Red Fox is the most common.
  • Bat eared foxes listen for insects
  • A fox is much like a cat in being a night animal with vision and hunting style.
  • Foxes have whiskers on their legs and face, which help them to navigate
  • Grey foxes can retract their claws like cats do
  • Red foxes can reportedly hear a watch ticking 40 yards away!
  • Foxes have musky smell comes from scent glands at the base of their tail
  • A fox can run at a speed of about 23 miles per hour for short periods of time.
  • The fox doesn’t attack or kill humans.
  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Mammalia
  • Order: Carnivora
  • Family: Canidae

Fox Movies

  • My Girlfriend is a Nine-Tailed Fox,(2011)
  • Fantastic Mr Fox, (2009)
  • The Fox and the Child, (2007)
  • The Fox and the Hound, (1982)
  • A Life of a Silver Fox, (1973)
  • Robin Hood, (1973)
  • The Belstone Fox, (1973)

Fox Songs

  • Fox on the Run by Sweet
  • Fox on the Run, Manfred Mann
  • Foxes Mate For Life, Born Ruffian’s
  • Sly Fox by Nas
  • The Fox by Elton John

Famous Foxes

  • Crazy Like A Fox, TV Show
  • Foxy Loxy, from Disney’s Chicken Little
  • Marist College Red Foxes, Sports team
  • Mr. Fox, from the book and movie “Fantastic Mr. Fox”
  • Pablo the Little Red Fox, A BBC Series
  • Robin Hood and Maid Marian, From Disney’s Robin Hood
  • Swiper, from the TV series “Dora the Explorer”
  • The Fox Family, Animated Series Maple Town
  • Tod, from the movie “The Fox and the Hound”
  • Vic, from the movie “The Little Fox”

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