RED FOX FACTS
The Red Fox is pale yellowish red to deep reddish brown on the upper parts and white or pale gray underneath. The lower part of the legs is usually black, and the nose is dark brown or black. The tail has a white or black tip. and the tail usually has a white or black tip.
Length: 83 - 110cm. Weight: 3-7 kg
Forest, scrub, arid areas, farmland, city suburbs
voles, rabbits, hares, and other small mammals,. Also eat birds, fruits, and invertebrates such as beetles and earthworms.
Average litter size is 5, but can be as many as 13. Pups are born after a gestation period of about 51-53 days. Pups are 50g- 150g at birth. Pups leave the den at 4 or 5 weeks and are fully weaned after 8 to 10 weeks.
The Red Fox was introduced for recreational hunting in the mid-1800s, foxes have spread across most of Australia except the tropical north and Tasmania.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Red Fox|