Foxes are fascinating animals that can be found everywhere from forests and mountains to rivers and wetlands, and sometimes even in backyards of our homes!
What is the weight of a fox?
Foxes can weigh anywhere between 1.5 to 24 pounds (680 grams to11 kg).
On average, a male will weigh about 13 to 15 pounds (6-7 kg). A female will weigh between 11 to 13 pounds (5-6 kg).
Foxes are relatively small mammals that are famously light on their feet. They have a long and thin profile, with fairly long legs, a pointed nose and distinctive bushy tail.
A female fox is called a vixen, while a male is called a dog.
As part of the Canidae family, they are related to jackals, wolves and dogs.
Foxes live all over the world – from North America and Australia to Europe, Asia and Africa.
They are social creatures and generally live in packs, which often include siblings, mothers, mates and other members.
Foxes are nocturnal hunters and as such are rarely seen during the day.
As well as living in a wide variety of different habitats, foxes are known to eat just about anything and can often be found scavenging through trash cans looking for scraps.
Although their favorite habitat is forests, foxes frequently venture into urban areas and are a common sight in domestic yards/gardens in many parts of the world.
~ Fun Fact ~
Foxes have incredible hearing and are capable of hearing a watch ticking from 40 yards!