Foxes Facts for Kids – 5 Fascinating Facts about Foxes

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Updated on: Educator Review By: Michelle Connolly

Do you know all of your relatives? Let’s meet on of the dog relatives, foxes! Here are five fascinating foxes facts for kids.

Foxes Facts for Kids Fact Number 1: The Fox Is a Member of The Canine Family

If you have a dog at home, you may be able to see similarities between your dog and a fox. This is especially true if you have a dog with lovely ginger fur! The fox is considered a wild dog. A male fox is actually called a Dog, while a female fox is called a Vixen. Baby foxes can be called pups or cubs,  all are very similar to our dogs.

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A brown and white fox on snow covered ground

Foxes Facts for Kids Fact Number 2: Foxes Can Live Anywhere

Like dogs, foxes are capable of living anywhere. Foxes don’t just live in the forest, like we see in the movies. Foxes also live in cities, towns, forests, mountains and grasslands. Some foxes live in colder climates with snow! These foxes are called Arctic Foxes. Can you see where they get their name from? Other foxes live in very warm climates like the North African Dessert. These foxes are called fennec foxes. Have you ever seen a fox?

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Foxes Facts for Kids Fact Number 3: Foxes Can Eat Almost Anything

Foxes are Omnivores. Omnivores eat both plants and animals. Most humans are omnivores. Foxes love berries, worms, spiders, and small animals such as mice and birds. Unfortunately the foxes that live in cities and towns eat rubbish that is left out from people’s houses. That is why it is so important to recycle your rubbish properly. Cans and plastics can cause serious damage to the foxes’ health.

Foxes Facts for Kids Fact Number 4: Foxes Live in Dens

Foxes live in Dens, these are holes under the ground. You might often see these Dens if you ever went for a walk through a forest or field. The holes can be found in the ditches of forest, or under a garden shed. The Fox sleeps in the den and will also bring some food back to the den. If the fox has pups, the fox will feed the pups in the den. Fantastic Mr. Fox had an outstanding den.

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Fox walking on green grass

Foxes Facts for Kids Fact Number 5: Foxes Are Nocturnal

Nocturnal animals are animals that are active during the night and sleep during the day. Animals that are active during the day and sleep at night, are known as diurnal. Diurnal animals are the opposite of nocturnal. Some nocturnal animals can be seen during the day, but most of them spend their whole day resting. You see foxes during the day walking round but you will rarely see them hunting, they live this for when the sun comes down.

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Red fox is sleeping during daytime

We hope you enjoyed learning more things about foxes as much as we loved teaching you about them. Now that you know how majestic these animals are, you can move on to learn about other animals and birds like: Nocturnal Animals, Goats and Bats.

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