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.
Alaska, Canada and northern United States.
Canada and all of the United States.
States, Canada and Japan
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
C. The fox will
turn yellow or all white
D. None of the
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
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
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
D. About 20
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?
B. Owls and
10. The red fox is
omnivorous, meaning it eats both meat and vegetation. It
mostly prefers which of the following to eat?
D. All of the