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10 Facts About Gray Foxes You Probably Didn’t Know

Earth is home to more than 1 million known animal species, each one representing an ancient tome of biological trivia. Gray Foxes are fascinating animals. So without further ado, here are 10 animal facts that may interest you:

#1

The Gray fox inhabits most parts of the southern part of North America, from the south of Canada to Venezuela and Colombia in the north of South America.

#2

For most of the year, Gray foxes remain solitary.

#3

They prefer to be close to the water.

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#4

They mark food sources and territories with their scent.

#6

Gray foxes are omnivorous and mostly eat small mammals such as voles, mice, and eastern cottontail rabbits.

#7

Gray foxes also eat birds and insects, as well as plants like corn, apples, berries, nuts, and grass.

#8

Gray foxes are typically monogamous, which means they mate with only one partner in a breeding season.

#9

Gray foxes are often sold illegally in Mexico as pets.

#10

Gray foxes influence small rodent populations through their feeding habits, through a steady predator-prey relationship.