The red fox lives in North America, Eurasia, Australia, and Northern Africa. People usually call it the fox, though it’s only a type of fox. They are the largest species of fox, adults weighing from 7.9 to 17 pounds, and are 18-35 inches in length from head to tail. They’re usually a rusty red color with a white belly and black ear tips and legs. These foxes live in forests, prairies, farmland, coastal marshes, and alpine tundra. The red fox mates January through March, and after about 2 months the female gives birth to a litter of kits. The kits start playing outside when they are a month old, and their mother will feed them regurgitated food. When the kits are 7 months old, they leave. The red fox is an omnivore, eating fruits, berries, grasses, rabbits, birds, eggs, amphibians, insects, crayfish, rodents, and much more. This fox is nocturnal, though sometimes they will come out in the day. They are good adapters, and aren’t anywhere close to being extinct.

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