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Common name: Grey fox

Scientific name: Urocyon cinereoargenteus


Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chrodata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Carnivora

Family: Canidae

Genus: Urocyon

Species: U. cinereoargenteus



The Grey Fox is a very abundant species.Their size will vary from 31in-44in. A male's weight is about 7-13 pounds; a female is about 7-11 pounds. The color of a grey fox is a silvery ash colored. A grey fox has sharp teeth to tear away meat. In captivity they tend to live 10 years. In the wild, they can live up to 15 years. They are nocturnal, and find their food by hunting at night. But hunting at night makes the more vulnerable to predators like mountain lions, and coyotes. To get away from predators,  they can run up to 28 MPH. The population of grey foxes has not been recorded. The population is growing because 370,000 grey foxes were killed to manage the population. 43% to 47% of new babies don't make it to maturity. They are mostly found in the USA.


Author:Madison S.

Published: 02/2009






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