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Red Fox Science 2d Mrs Bragg Monday October 30 Red Fox Red foxes are one of Canadas most widespread mammals found in all provinces and territories There are probably more red foxes in North America now than there were when Europeans began to arrive in the 16th century Scientists believe that the range and numbers of the red fox expanded at that time because the pioneers created additional habitat for these small mammals by thinning the dense forests and killing many of the wolves that had kept fox numbers down Foxes belong to the same family the Canidae as domestic dogs coyotes and grey wolves Taxonomists once thought that the North American red fox was a different species from the smaller fox of southern Europe It is now known however that they both belong to the same species Vulpes vulpes The range of Vulpes vulpes is continuous across Europe Asia and North America and the species is expanding its range in North Africa and Australia where it was introduced a century ago by British fox hunters Description The red fox is a small dog-like mammal with a sharp pointed face and ears an agile and lightly built body a coat of lustrous long fur and a large bushy tail Male foxes are slightly larger than females Sizes vary somewhat between individuals and geographic locations -- those in the north tend to be bigger Adult foxes weigh between 36 and 68 kg and range in length between 90 and 112 cm of which about one-third is tail Although red fox is the accepted common name for the species not all members of the species are actually red Vulpes vulpes has
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