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carnivorous animal

  • Foxes belong to Canidae family and are the samallest member of dog family.
  • There are 37 species of foxes but only 12 species belong to the true fox family.
  • A female fox is called a Vixen.
  • A Fox generally eats around 1kg of food every day
  • A Fox can store food in its body to consume later.
  • Foxes are carnivores but generally do not hunt human. Their diet includes fruit and vegetables, fish, frogs, rodents, rabbits, birds and even worms.
  • They go on hunting for fun and not necessarily when hungry.
  • They generally live 2-3 years but can survive upto 10 years
  • A fox gives birth to 4-5 young ones in a spring season.
  • It turns into a mature adult in 10 months time.
  • Fox is a symbol of being cunning and trickery.
  • In English, being foxy means 'having the qualities of a fox'. Sometimes, it means to be attractive and sexy.
  • They are considered to be a sacred animal in Japan.
  • A fox on the globe is the symbol for the browser software Mozilla Firefox.
  • They have good hearing skills that they can hear a watch ticking 40 yards away.
  • They use a wide range of vocalizations and pitch tones to communicate with each other.
  • The Fennec fox is the smallest fox and weighs a mere 3.5 pounds.
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