How Fast Can a Fox Run?
A fox can run at speeds up to 30mph which in kilometers per hour is about 48km/h. A fox's body is around 0.90-1.1 meters long which is about 3-3.6 feet long. That's including the fox's tail which is around 0.35-0.4 meters long which in inches is about 13-16 inches long. A foxes tail helps their balance. A fox will also use its tail to keep itself warm in cold weather. Also a fox will sometimes use its tail to communicate with other foxes. A fox is around 0.4 meters tall at the shoulder which is about 1.3 feet tall at the shoulder. As for weight, a fox weighs around 3-12kg which in pounds is about 6-26 pounds. As for diet, a fox likes to hunt animals like rabbits, rodents, and birds. Foxes are flexible with their diet and have no problem eating fruits and vegetables if that's what they need to do. A fox will eat around 1kg of food a day and usually hide the rest of it so they can eat it at a later time. Foxes will usually hide their food by burying it under leaves, snow, or soil. Red foxes tend to be carriers of rabies. Many places have put vaccination programs in place to reduce the number of red foxes with rabies. Also red foxes were hunted for sport and used in the fur trade. The people involved in the fur trade would hunt the red foxes for their pelts. The gestation period for a fox is around 7-8 weeks. Foxes will usually mate during the winter. A fox will can give birth to about 1-12 offspring. The offspring of a fox are referred to as pups and a fox will usually give birth to about 5 pups. A male fox is also known as a reynard and a female fox is also known as a vixen. A fox usually gives birth to the pups in a den. As for lifespan, depending on which fox species they are, a fox can live for around 3-14 years.