Red Fox

Kennedy Thomas


The red fox is the one of two types of foxes found in North Carolina.

The red fox is named for its reddish or orangish coloration. The tail, body and top of the head are all some shade of yellow-orange to reddish-orange. The undersides are light, and the tips of the ears and lower legs are black.

While rare in North Carolina, red foxes can occur in other color variations, such as black, silver, or a cross between red and silver, commonly known as a “cross fox.

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Scientific Name: Vulpes vulpes
Classification: Game Species


The largest threats to the red fox population include habitat loss and fragmentation, exploitation and hunting.


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