*There are 45 subspecies of the red fox
*Despite the name red foxes come in more then 24 different colour morphs.
*The red fox is the largest of the ‘true foxes’.
*Hunting on foot and horseback kills more then 25,000 foxes in the UK annually.
The red fox is the largest species of ‘true fox’ and the one that the British people think of first when someone mentions ‘fox’.
Maintaining it’s ambiguous character, the red fox has adapted itself to the margin between human cities and the countryside; in fact , red foxes have become common within cities and suburbs.
As humans increasingly intrude into wilderness to build houses and shopping centres shyer species- such as the Arctic fox disappear and the red fox takes over. The red fox actually has the widest geographical range of any member of the order Carnivora.
Adaptable and opportunistic foragers, they have a long association with man.
Despite the name the red fox actually comes in many different colours, most of which have been cultivated on fur farms however in the wild sometimes albinos and melanises popup.
There are currently 45 subspecies of Vulpes Vulpes.
At the Institute of Cytology and Genetics in Novosibirsk they have actually managed to domesticate silver foxes. By domesticate I do not mean they are tame like Valla the corsac fox kit who was bottle raised by humans and has had constant human interaction I mean that even without any human interaction at any point of their youth they still crave human attention. This is remarkable as this makes them even more domesticated then a dog!
Head/Body length: 550-720mm