Red Fox Quiz

Vulpes vulpes - Red Fox


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1. The red fox has a wide geographic range where it can be found. Which of the answers below best describes the areas around the world were the red fox lives.

A. In Alaska, Canada and northern United States.

B. Southern Canada and all of the United States.

C. United States, Canada and Japan

D. Alaska, Canada, most all of the United States, all of Europe and Britain, nearly all of Asia including Japan and some locations of North Africa.


2. The coloration of the red fox is usually from a pale, yellowish red to a deep reddish brown. The lower part of the legs is generally black and the tail almost always has a white or a black tip. Color variations often occur with the red fox. Which answer below best describes the color variation.

A. The fox will turn black in summer and white in winter

B. A black stripe will appear down its back and across the shoulder or it will turn a strong silver to almost black in color.

C. The fox will turn yellow or all white

D. None of the above.


3. The red fox has a tail gland that is located where?

A. Near the base of the tail on the upper part.

B. At the tip of the tail

C. In the middle of the tail

D. Under the tail on the upper part of the right leg.


4. The eye color of the mature adult animal is

A. Blue

B. Brown

C. Hazel

D. Yellow


5. True or False? The female red fox comes into estrous once a year.


6. The female red fox will often mate with several males but will establish a partnership with only one male. How long is the typical gestation period (length of time before giving birth).

A. 30-33 days

B. 41-43 days

C. 51-53 days

D. 61-63 days


7. In the wild the average lifespan of a red fox is?

A. About 3 years

B. About 8 years

C. About 12 years

D. About 20 years


8. True or False? The red fox barks like a dog and uses many other kinds of vocalizations to communicate.


9. The red fox and in particular fox pups can be attacked and killed by coyotes and wolves but not for food. The biggest predator of the red fox is?

A. Bears

B. Owls and other raptors

C. Wolverines

D. Humans


10. The red fox is omnivorous, meaning it eats both meat and vegetation. It mostly prefers which of the following to eat?

A. Insects

B. rodents

C. Eastern Cottontail rabbits

D. All of the above.