Much of the high population of the red fox can be awarded to the fact that they don't require specific resources in their environment.  They prefer to have a dry, and wooded area with lots of shrubs. Urban environments provide a great area for them to raise their young. They can be found in many habitats such as tundra, deserts, and forests, even in large cities including London, Paris, and Stockholm (C.P. Doncaster and D.W. Macdonald 1991). Recently, they were also introduced to Australia. Extreme deserts, the Arctic islands, Iceland, and some parts of Siberia are only a few of the places where red foxes are not inhabitants (The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013).


 “Spread about from the Arctic Circle to Central America, the steppes of Central Asia, and northern Africa. This species has the widest distribution of any canid” (Animal Diversity Web 2013). As previously stated, the red fox can be found anywhere, interacting with wide range of other animals such as, deer, bears, coyotes, rabbits, squirrels and other woodland creatures(see more in Interactions).


Within these wooded areas, dens provide shelter and support for these animals. Dens can be found in small crevices in rocks, within hollow logs, or even underground. Sometimes red foxes dig their own dens although sometimes they get lucky and reuse the den of the previous inhabitant (See European Badger in Interactions). Generally, slopes are a very popular place to harbor a fox den. While outside the opening lies some distinct features exclusive to fox dens. Large soil piles cover the various openings of the hole. Here is where the young come to socialize. Also, “accumulations of parts of prey, feces, and urine are another characteristic of dens” (Adriondack Ecological Center 2013).


 Learn about the Adaptions, which allows the red fox to live in its many habitats!

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