Where do foxes live?
Foxes are one of the world’s most fascinating
animals because of their appearance, their
behavior and other attributes that
interest researchers such as anatomy, bone
structure and hunting techniques. They are
mammals and are omnivorous. Their feet are
usually considered to be light because they are
always on toes and run every time they see a
predator around or run fast after their prey.
The fox comes from the dog (Canidae) family
which also includes the wolves and the jackals.
They are usually differentiated from their dog
family members because of that pointed nose,
that agile frame, the legs which are usually
thin and a tail that is usually bushy.
Where do these foxes live?
Foxes are usually found in areas with thick
forests. They can also be found in grasslands,
mountain areas and also in deserts. Foxes also
adapt properly to human environments such as the
suburbs, inside communities large in number and
in farms. In the thick forested areas they
usually feed on vegetables, frogs, fish and
sometimes worms. When found in human
environments, foxes usually feed on food meant
for your pets and also from the waste food in
the garbage. They also eat rodents, birds,
rabbits and other small animals. Their living in
both these areas usually depends on two factors:
- The ability for them to get sufficient
food to sustain themselves.
- The ability for them to find a place
conducive enough for them to breed
peacefully and produce offspring.
This is why the foxes are found in both urban
and wild areas. Usually there are more foxes in
the wild areas than in urban areas. This is due
to the following reasons:
- Wild areas are able to sustain a large
group of foxes at once in their families
than in urban areas. Foxes in urban areas
are usually in solitary mode or in a
- In wild areas, there is more freedom to
hunt for any food that it wants. In the
wild, there are no restrictions on the kind
of food foxes should eat at a specific time.
The land is usually free and the organisms
to feed on are readily available if they
- In urban areas, there is usually the
frequent disturbance from people and
buildings on the fox’s movements and
habitats. Therefore more foxes are found in
wild areas than in urban areas.
- More foxes also live in wild areas because
it is an adequate environment for them to
teach their offspring to hunt for food.
- In urban areas, people who usually
encounter foxes might kill it or capture it
for business or research purposes.
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