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Fox Facts

Foxes are very fascinating animals. They can look like a dog from a distance and play like a cat. Some families actually have foxes as pets, just like a dog. Here are some interesting facts about foxes you may not have known.

1. The red fox is the most common fox species in the world and are found throughout most of the U. S. 2. They have whiskers on their legs and face to help them navigate. 3. There are over 37 different species of foxes. 4. Grey foxes can retract their claws just as cats do. Their pupils of their eyes are verticle as a cat to help the see well at night. 5. Foxes have scent glands at the base of their tail which makes them stink. 6. They have a "magnetic sense" which helps them catch their prey. When the shadow and the sound they prey makes line up, it's when they pounce. 7. The fennec fox is the size of a kitten weighing at 3 pounds. Its ears are elongated to radiate body heat to keep the fox cool in the Sahara Desert where they live. Their paws are covered with fur so the fox can walk on the hot sand. 8. A bat-eared fox has ears that are 5 inchs and looks just like a bat's. They are designed to listen for insects to find their favorite, termites. 9. Foxes can make 40 different sounds. 10. They are nocturnal. They like to sleep during the day and play at night.

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