Journal Entry: Fri Aug 10, 2012, 9:13 AM
Someone asked me about 3 days ago why i love foxes more than wolves. After explaining i decided to study foxes and their history to better understand them.
Members of about 37 species are referred to as foxes, of which only 12 species actually belong to the Vulpes genus of "true foxes".
In the wild, foxes can live for up to 10 years, but most foxes only live for 2 to 3 years due to hunting, road accidents and diseases.
Unlike many canids, foxes are not always pack animals. Typically, they live in small family groups, and are opportunistic feeders that hunt live prey (especially rodents). ((This means that foxes CAN be in a pack if they choose, but "lone foxes" are more common"))
Most species of fox generally consume around 1 kg of food every day.
There are many records of domesticated red foxes and others, but rarely of sustained domestication. They also became more dog-like as well: they lost their distinctive musky "fox smell", became more friendly with humans, put their ears down (like dogs), wagged their tails when happy and began to vocalize and bark like domesticated dogs. They also began to exhibit other traits seen in some dog breeds, such as color pattern, curled tails, floppy ears, and shorter legs and tails ((Pet foxes!! Who wouldn't want one?))
There are a few facts for you, hope you learned something! Now i'm off to study anatomy XD
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