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The incredibly adaptable fox lives almost everywhere, from the Arctic to the deserts, often very close to humans. Commonly called a red fox, this relatively small animal is a solitary hunter — unlike its wolf relative.

Explore more about the fox's acute senses of smell and hearing, how it communicates and finds food, and why it's comfortable in urban areas.

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What Sound Does a Fox Really Make?

What Sound Does a Fox Really Make?

It might not be an age-old question, but it's still a good one. What sound does the fox make? Not surprisingly, Ylvis doesn't have it right. Take a listen to the barks and one species' scream-y howl. More...

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Popular Science
Foxes

Foxes

Explore a variety of fox facts, from how they hunt and what they eat to details about the fennec fox and other species. More...

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Buzzle.com
Bat-Eared Fox

Bat-Eared Fox

Standing about 12 inches tall, the bat-eared fox has ears measuring nearly six inches — giving it a unique look as well as highly sensitive hearing. Find out how it uses this specialized sense.
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NATURE/PBS
The Ultimate Fox Quiz

The Ultimate Fox Quiz

Foxes have big reputations for being cunning and swift. See if you can answer questions correctly and maintain your own reputation. More...

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HowStuffWorks
Frozen Killers: Arctic Fox Find

Frozen Killers: Arctic Fox Find

Guided by its sense of hearing instead of smell, an arctic fox furiously digs up buried meat. Watch it “wee” on a camera as it locates the faraway call of a recorded lemming. More...

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National Geographic
Island Fox

Island Fox

The size of a cat, the island fox lives only on six islands off Southern California. Investigate how this species reached its isolated home and how it rebounded from near extinction. More...

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National Park Service
Mammal Success

Mammal Success

A temperature of 50°C below zero (-58°F) is no problem for the arctic fox, thanks to its adaptations as a warm-blooded mammal. Learn why being warm-blooded is key in the animal kingdom. More...

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BBC
Red Fox

Red Fox

Listen to the bark of a red fox, a species that feels at home in many diverse habitats, and its other forms of communication. Then discover how it uses its tail. More...

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National Geographic
Red Fox - Chesapeake Bay Program

Red Fox - Chesapeake Bay Program

Did you know that foxes communicate with each other through a variety of vocalizations? See and hear the red fox communicate. More...

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Chesapeake Bay Program

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