Random Facts: Foxes

A group of foxes is called a skulk or leash.

Grey foxes can retract their claws like cats do. In fact, foxes have more in common with cats than with wolves and dogs, even though they are related to those. They are most active at night, where their vertical pupils, similar to a cat’s, help them to see well at night; they have whiskers on their face, and also their legs, which help them to navigate.

Foxes are generally solitary animals; unlike wolves, they hunt on their own rather than in packs.

The tip of a red fox’s tail is white, whereas swift foxes have a black-tipped tail.

Foxes have excellent hearing. Red foxes can reportedly hear a watch ticking 40 yards away!

They have around 40 different vocalizations, but the most common is their scream.

Foxes can run at up to 45 miles per hour, making them one of the fastest animals.