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Red fox

(Vulpes vulpes) The red fox is common all over our country. Due to fox scabies the population diminished severely in the 1980s , but today it is growing again. The red fox is very widely distributed over the northern hemisphere and lives in a variety of biotopes. It is a predator, but at the same time the most "omnivorous" animal in our country. A fox eats anything from blueberries and crops, via worms and bugs, to hares, voles, birds and even roe deer. Small rodents are its favourite dish. Red foxes may live alone, in couples or in small packs.

Order:Predators (Carnivora)
Family: Canids (Canidae)
Weight:Males 6-10 kilos
Females 5-7 kilos
Life span:Up to 20 years
Mating period:January-March
Gestation period:52-53 days

Are born in April-May, in most cases 3-6 pups, which are blind at birth.