Foxes are fascinating creatures, one of the most iconic in UK wildlife. Their striking look lends itself to gifts and artwork, proving to be very popular with our customers.
The fox is widely known for being cunning and stealthy, but there is so much more to learn about the way they live and interact. We have put together 25 of our favourite facts about foxes - we think you'll be surprised at a few of them!
Foxes are officially members of the dog family
A female fox is called a vixen and a male fox is called a dog fox or a tod
A group of foxes is known as a leash or a skulk
A fox can retract its claws in the same way as a cat - they are the only member of the dog family able to do this!
Foxes can live in most climates, including the cold arctic
A fox is Scotland is usually bigger than one in the rest of the UK
The Grey Fox from North America is the only breed of fox that can climb trees
Home is usually a hole in the ground or under a building, which is called a den
Reproducing once a year, foxes are excellent parents
The clever fox will often hide food in a safe place for a later meal
With amazing hearing, a fox can hear a watch ticking 40 yards away
A fox can run up to a speed of 30 miles an hour
Foxes can use 28 different calls to communicate with others
Apart from raising their young, foxes are solitary animals who hunt and sleep alone
A fox will use the magnetic field of the earth to catch their prey, using the shadow and sound of the hunted to know when it’s time to strike
A fox will usually live for up to 14 years
The Fennec fox is the smallest breed, weighing under 3 pounds
A vixen is only pregnant for 53 days
Foxes are usually monogamous, having the same mate throughout their life
A fox is often found in folklore and story tales, usually depicted as cunning and sometimes with magical powers
There are 12 species which are considered to be a ‘true fox’
Foxes live in the city as well as the countryside and are often seen riding the lifts and tubes of the London underground
The hearing of a fox is so good that it can hear rodents underground
A fox will compete with a badger for food, but they will sometimes live together in a badger sett
A fox is an omnivore and will eat almost anything, from berries and worms to small animals and rubbish
Considering the beauty of foxes, it's no wonder they are so loved by many people around the world. We have a wide range of carefully selectedfox gifts in our online store, just perfect for birthdays, Christmas and other occasions.