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Grey Fox

Grey Fox


Grey Fox Range Map (N & S America)
Grey Fox Range Map (N & S America)


Latin Name Urocyon cinereoargenteus
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location N & S America
Colour Grey
Length 53 - 81 cms (21 - 32 inches)
Tail 27 - 44 cms (10.5 - 17.5 inches)
Weight 3 - 7 Kgs (6.5 - 15 lbs)
Life Expectancy

6 - 10 Yrs (Wild)
Up to 15 Yrs (in Captivity)

Main Characteristics

Grey Foxes have a body length between 53 and 81 cms (21 - 32 inches), a tail length between 27 and 44 cms (10.5 - 17.5 inches) and they weigh between 3 and 7 kgs (6.5 - 15 lbs). They are grizzled grey in colour with a pale underside and a black-tipped tail.

They are one of only two canids that have the ability to climb trees, the other is the racoon dog.

Habitat

Grey Foxes can be found in a variety of habitats in North and South America.

Diet

Grey
Foxes feed on birds, small mammals, insects and fruits.

Breeding

After a gestation period of around 2 months, Grey Foxes give birth to 4 - 10 kits in an underground den. The youngsters are weaned at 6 weeks old and they reach sexual maturity at 10 months.

Predators

Predators of the Grey Fox include mountain lions, wolves, coyotes, birds of prey and humans.

Subspecies

Subspecies of the Grey Fox include:

Urocyon cinereoargenteus borealis
Urocyon cinereoargenteus californicus
Urocyon cinereoargenteus cinereoargenteus
Urocyon cinereoargenteus costaricensis
Urocyon cinereoargenteus floridanus
Urocyon cinereoargenteus fraterculus
Urocyon cinereoargenteus furvus
Urocyon cinereoargenteus guatemalae
Urocyon cinereoargenteus madrensis
Urocyon cinereoargenteus nigrirostris
Urocyon cinereoargenteus ocythous
Urocyon cinereoargenteus orinomus
Urocyon cinereoargenteus peninsularis
Urocyon cinereoargenteus scottii
Urocyon cinereoargenteus townsendi
Urocyon cinereoargenteus venezuelae

Interesting Facts

Grey Foxes are also known as:
Gray Fox
Tree Fox
Common Grey Fox
Common Gray Fox

Similar Animals

South American Grey Fox
Culpeo Fox
Pampas Fox
Sechuran Fox
Hoary Fox
Darwin's Fox
Island Fox
Bat-Eared Fox

 


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