A fox is believed to be a very intelligent and clever animal. 37 species are referred to as foxes, but only 12 species actually belong to the Vulpes genus of ‘true foxes’. Every fox belongs to the canine family, and they are ranked as the smallest of all canines. However, they have some characteristics different from other canines.
First, the fox doesn’t bark like other canines. They also don’t live in packs as they prefer to be out there on their own. The fox is nocturnal which means they are primarily active at night. When you see one moving around during the day it is a sign that something is seriously amiss.
These animals feature a reddish and brownish coloring to them. They also have areas of white on the body. They are small canines with long noses and long, pointed ears. They have excellent hearing and smelling that allows them to avoid danger and to find sources of food.
A great deal of research has been conducted about the fox. That is why some of them have been successfully relocated to Australia. They are thriving in that environment just as predicted. They also do very well in captivity so that they can be further studied. The fox is a fascinating animal that we still have lots to learn about.