ANIMAL FILE

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Species:Red Fox (vulpes)
Scientific classification:mammal carnivor,vertebrate, canidae
Physical characteristics:Male head-body lentgh 67-72 cm,Female head-body lentgh 62-72 cm,Tail lengh 40 cm, Male weighi 6-7 kg,Famale weight 5-6 kg
The red fox has orangish-red fur on its back, sides and head. It has white fur under its neck and on its chest. It has a long bushy tail tipped in white, pointed black ears and black legs and feet.
Population and distribution:Distributed throughot the northem hemisphere from the arctic circle in the north as far south as north. Africa includirg much of North America all of Europe and most of Asia including Japan. They are found practially every where in mainland Britain as well as on many islands.
Habitat:This highy adaptable species is found in many habitat,from sand dunes to mountain tops. woods, prairies and farmaland
Behaviour: nocturnal
Feeding: omnivor: fruits, berries and grasses
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Breeding / Reproduction: gestation 2 months. 1-10 kits
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