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7 Most Beautiful Foxes

Updated on July 6, 2017
The Most beautiful Foxes
The Most beautiful Foxes | Source

Foxes are the member of the canid family, which are available all over the world. Though at least half of the fox species are introduced to endangered. Foxes are wild animals which are commonly known for their cunning nature and soft fur. But in recent years, people are growing interest to pet them and a couple of foxes are domesticated recently.

If you are interested in foxes are like them as pets, read this article to find the list of most beautiful and striking types of foxes.

1. Fennec Fox

Fennec Fox
Fennec Fox

The Fennec fox is the smallest nocturnal fox and canine species in the world, found in Sahara of North Africa and also known as the desert fox. They are rare fox species, their small size, rounded eyes and big ears make them unique. In recent years, they are domesticated as pets and one of the most adorable, popular exotic pets.

Physical traits and info.
 
Scientific name
Vulpes zerda
Native/Available
Sahara of North Africa
Height
Approx 20 Cms
Weight
0.68 - 1.6 kg
Life Span
10 years in Wild and 12-14 years in captivity

2. The Arctic Fox

The Arctic Fox
The Arctic Fox | Source

The arctic fox is native to Arctic regions that, which is a small fox that has white colored, densely bushy coat and a long, fluffy tail and also known as the white fox, polar fox, or snow fox. They are the critically endangered and in danger of extinction The Arctic fox changes their color according to weather, they turn gray, or blue in summer and white in the winter. They are one of the rare animals which are well adapted to the arctic region and they make the best out of almost any situation.

Physical trait and info.
 
Scientific name
Vulpes vulpes
Native/Available
Arctic Circle to North Africa, North America and Eurasia.
Height
17 to 35 inches
Weight
Upto 20 pounds
Life Span
2 - 5 years (In the wild

3. The Red Fox

The Most Beautiful Foxes
The Most Beautiful Foxes | Source

The Red foxes are the largest animal of fox species, which are most popular for their intelligence, quick and tricky activities, outstanding vision, and great senses of smell and hearing. They are known as Red fox because of their red color, but they are also available in brown, black and silver. Red foxes live mainly around the Arctic Circle in North Africa, North America, and Eurasia. Their population is reduced in the wild because of being hunted by wild animals like wolves, coyotes and bobcats and humans, to get their long, soft fur, which is highly valued.

The Red Fox
 
Scientific name
Vulpes Vulpes
Native/Available
Arctic Circle to North Africa, North America and Eurasia.
Height
14 - 20 Inch
Weight
7-15 Pounds
Life Span
2 - 5 years (In the wild)

4. The Siberian Red Fox

The Red Fox
The Red Fox | Source

A Siberian red fox is a domesticated form of the red fox. They are small, fluffy soft coated beautiful semi-domesticated pets Fox., the research project for, domestication of red foxes was started in Russia which is still in progress. The purpose of this project was to create a domesticated pet fox. The Siberian Red foxes are a reliable, friendly pet that have all the exceptional qualities of foxes.

Physical traits and info.
 
Scientific name
Vulpes vulpes
Native/Available
Arctic Circle to North Africa, North America and Eurasia.
Height
17 to 35 inches
Weight
Upto 20 pounds
Life Span
2 - 5 years (In the wild)

5. Marble Fox

Marble Fox
Marble Fox | Source

Arctic Marble Foxes are the recently developed pets, which are also one of the most costly pets nowadays (some Marbel foxes are sold in ~ $45,000). Basically, they are a domesticated and genetic variation of the Red Fox, which was bred and sold solely for profit. The "man-made" coloration of Marbel Fox, does not normally occur in the wild, They were tamed by Floridian exotic animal importer and a Soviet geneticist to develop, domesticated pet fox.

Physical traits and info.
 
Scientific name
Vulpes lagopus
Native/Available
Canada
Height
10 to 12 inches (25 to 30 cm)
Weight
3.2 to 9.4 kg
Life Span
6 to 9 years in wild and 10 to 15 years in captivity

6. Kit foxes

Little kit foxes
Little kit foxes | Source

Kit foxes are an endangered fox species, primarily found in the south-western part of the United States and northern and central Mexico. They are known for their capability to survive without drinking water and conspicuous ears and relatively long legs. Many people and wild life experts were considering Kit fox and swift foxes are the same fox species, but the recent study suggests that they both are two different species but possibly, previously they were believed to be the same animals.

Physical trait and info.
 
Scientific name
Vulpes macrotis
Native/Available
North America
Height
17 to 21 inches i
Weight
1.6 and 2.7 kg (3.5 and 6.0 lb)
Life Span
~ 5 years in wild

7. Corsac Fox

 Corsac Fox
Corsac Fox | Source

Corsac Foxes are, possibly the Tibetan sand fox that lives in Semi-deserts and deserts in Central Asia and lower Volga River. They are available in silver grey or yellowish grey fur, they are capable of climbing on tree and survive long period of time without food and has been domesticated in the past, which were kept as pet.

Physical Traits and Info.
 
Scientific name
Vulpes corsac
Native/Available
Semi-deserts and deserts in Central Asia and lower Volga river
Height
7.5 to 13.8 inches
Weight
1.6 to 3.2 kilograms (3.5 to 7.1 lb)
Life Span
2 - 4 years wild 10 - 12 years captivity

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