Foxes are carnivorous mammals under the taxonomic rank Vulpini and fit into the family Canidae. They are usually very social and identified by the long-bushy tail, upright triangular ears, flattened skull, and the ability to move pretty fast. Foxes are found in every part of the world in places such as the savanna, mountains, and deserts though they are of varied sizes, color, behavior, and characteristics with the red fox being the most common. Their cunning nature gives them widespread fame in folklore and distinct cultures around the world. In addition, they are usually pursued by trained foxhounds in a tradition identified as fox hunting.

What are the characteristics that differentiate Vulpini?

The characteristics that differentiate a Vulpini include them having a fox-like appearance and being smaller in comparison to other canids. Vulpini are also differentiated by their “fox face,” a muscular frame, strong jaws, and a bushy tail that makes up one-third of its overall body length.

Are foxes canines or felines?

Foxes are part of the Canidae family and are considered to be canines. Foxes are related to domestic dogs, coyotes, jackals, raccoons, and wolves. The main features that characterize foxes as canines instead of felines are their canine teeth, slender build, long legs, and bushy tails.

Which animals make up the Vulpini tribe?

The animals that make up the Vulpini tribe include the Bat-Eared Fox, Raccoon Dogs, Fennec Fox, Kit Fox, Arctic Fox, and Blanford’s Fox. The other animals that make up the Vulpini tribe are the Cape Fox, Ruppell’s Fox, Corsac Fox, and Tibetan Sand Fox. The most common Vulpini species is the Red Fox.

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10”-12” | 25-30 cm
18”-24” | 46-61 cm
7-17 lb | 3-7.7 kg
3-6 years (wild); up to 14-16 years (captivity)
Arctic Fox
30.000
61.000
7.700
16.00
114000
3D
Arctic Fox
12”-15” | 30-38 cm
18”-26” | 46-66 cm
7-12 lb | 3-5 kg
5-7 years (wild); up to 12-16 years (captivity)
Bat-Eared Fox
38.000
66.000
5.000
16.00
12300
3D
Bat-Eared Fox
7”-9” | 18-23 cm
10”-16” | 25-41 cm
2-4 lb | 1-2 kg
8-10 years (wild); up to 10-14 years (captivity)
Fennec Fox
23.000
41.000
2.000
14.00
166000
3D
Fennec Fox
12”-17” | 30-43 cm
21”-32” | 53-81 cm
6-16 lb | 2.7-7 kg
6-8 years (wild); up to 14-16 years (captivity)
Gray Fox
43.000
81.000
7.000
16.00
32000
3D
Gray Fox
Kit Fox
13000
10”-12” | 25-30 cm
17”-21” | 43-53 cm
4-6 lb | 2-2.7 kg
4-7 years (wild); up to 12-14 years (captivity)
Kit Fox
30.000
53.000
2.700
14.00
13000
3D
Kit Fox
15”-20” | 38-51 cm
20”-27” | 51-69 cm
14-22 lb | 6-10 kg
4-8 years (wild): up to 11-16 years (captivity)
Raccoon Dog
51.000
69.000
10.000
16.00
62000
3D
Raccoon Dog
Red Fox
112000
14”-18” | 35-46 cm
22”-34” | 56-86 cm
12-18 lb | 5-8 kg
2-4 years (wild); up to 10-12 years (captivity)
Red Fox
46.000
86.000
8.000
12.00
112000
3D
Red Fox
11”-12” | 28-30 cm
15”-21” | 38-53 cm
4-7 lb | 2-3 kg
3-6 years (wild); up to 10-14 years (captivity)
Swift Fox
30.000
53.000
3.000
14.00
7600
3D
Swift Fox
Red Fox

The Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) is the largest group of true foxes. They have a long body and short limbs typically with a rust-red fur coat. Red Foxes stand apart from other foxes due to their large size and ability to adapt to new environments.

They are native to the northern hemisphere including North America, Europe, Asia, and northern Africa with common habitats consisting of forests, grasslands, mountains, and deserts. Red foxes are typically found in pairs or small groups that consist of families. Their diet consists of small rodents, rabbits, game birds, reptiles, invertebrates, and young ungulates.

Red Foxs have a shoulder height of 14”-18” (35-46 cm), body length between 22”-34” (56-86 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 12-18 lb (5-8 kg). The typical lifespan of a Red Fox is 2-4 years in the wild and up to 10-12 years in captivity.

Set of standing side elevation drawings of the Red Fox
The Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) is the largest group of true foxes. They have a long body and short limbs typically with a rust-red fur coat. Red Foxes stand apart from other foxes due to their large size and ability to adapt to new environments.

Red Foxs have a shoulder height of 14”-18” (35-46 cm), body length between 22”-34” (56-86 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 12-18 lb (5-8 kg). The typical lifespan of a Red Fox is 2-4 years in the wild and up to 10-12 years in captivity.

Set of standing side elevation drawings of the Red Fox
Red Fox
Height:
14”-18” | 35-46 cm
Width:
Length:
22”-34” | 56-86 cm
Depth:
Weight:
12-18 lb | 5-8 kg
Area:
Scientific Name
Vulpes vulpes
Lifespan
2-4 years (wild); up to 10-12 years (captivity)

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Red Fox side elevation (standing), front (standing), side (sitting), side (lying down)

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Swift Fox

The Swift Fox (Vulpes velox) is a small tan fox that is close to the size of a domesticated cat. They are native to the the western grasslands of North America. Swift Foxes are closely related to the Kit Fox and almost became extinct in the 1930s. The Swift Fox is an omnivore and its diet mainly consist of small mammals, carrion, and insects. Swift foxes are primarily nocturnal and highly dependent of their den as they use it as a shelter from predators.

Swift Foxs have a shoulder height of 11”-12” (28-30 cm), body length between 15”-21” (38-53 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 4-7 lb (2-3 kg). The typical lifespan of a Swift Fox is 3-6 years in the wild and up to 10-14 years when raised in captivity.

Series of side elevation illustrations of the Swift Fox
The Swift Fox (Vulpes velox) is a small tan fox that is close to the size of a domesticated cat. They are native to the the western grasslands of North America. Swift Foxes are closely related to the Kit Fox and almost became extinct in the 1930s.

Swift Foxs have a shoulder height of 11”-12” (28-30 cm), body length between 15”-21” (38-53 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 4-7 lb (2-3 kg). The typical lifespan of a Swift Fox is 3-6 years in the wild and up to 10-14 years when raised in captivity.

Series of side elevation illustrations of the Swift Fox
Swift Fox
Height:
11”-12” | 28-30 cm
Width:
Length:
15”-21” | 38-53 cm
Depth:
Weight:
4-7 lb | 2-3 kg
Area:
Scientific Name
Vulpes velox
Lifespan
3-6 years (wild); up to 10-14 years (captivity)

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Swift Fox side elevation (standing), front (standing), side (sitting), side (running)

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Raccoon Dog

The Raccoon Dog (Nyctereutes procyonides) is a species of the Canidae family, closely related to foxes, that was named after its resemblance to the face of a raccoon. They have short tan-black limbs, a large body, and rounded ears. They are native to East Asia and can be found all throughout Europe, Russia, China, Estonia, and Japan. The Raccoon dog has an omnivorous diet that consists of insects, rodents, amphibians, birds, fish, reptiles, mollusks, fruits, and nuts. They are the only member of the canid family that hibernates in the winter.

Raccoon Dogs have a shoulder height of 15”-20” (38-51 cm), body length between 20”-27” (51-69 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 14-22 lb (6-10 kg). The typical lifespan of a Raccoon Dog is 4-8 years in the wild and up to 11-16 years when raised in captivity.

Collection of scaled drawings of Raccoon Dog in various poses
The Raccoon Dog (Nyctereutes procyonides) is a species of the Canidae family, closely related to foxes, that was named after its resemblance to the face of a raccoon. They have short tan-black limbs, a large body, and rounded ears. and are the only member of the canid family that hibernates.

Raccoon Dogs have a shoulder height of 15”-20” (38-51 cm), body length between 20”-27” (51-69 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 14-22 lb (6-10 kg). The typical lifespan of a Raccoon Dog is 4-8 years in the wild and up to 11-16 years when raised in captivity.

Collection of scaled drawings of Raccoon Dog in various poses
Raccoon Dog
Height:
15”-20” | 38-51 cm
Width:
Length:
20”-27” | 51-69 cm
Depth:
Weight:
14-22 lb | 6-10 kg
Area:
Scientific Name
Nyctereutes procyonoides
Lifespan
4-8 years (wild): up to 11-16 years (captivity)

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Raccoon Dog side elevation (standing), front (standing), side (sitting), side (walking)

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Kit Fox

The Kit Fox (Vulpes macrotis) is the smallest species of foxes, but has the largest ears of all the species. They are native to North America and are mostly found in the southwestern region of the United States and northern Mexico. Kit Foxes are mostly nocturnal and their diet mainly consists of rodents, rabbits, fish, bugs, and other small birds. They are generally monogamous and often mate for life. Kit Foxes are the prey of coyotes and bobcats.

Kit Foxs have a shoulder height of 10”-12” (25-30 cm), body length between 17”-21” (43-53 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 4-6 lb (2-2.7 kg). The typical lifespan of a Kit Fox is 4-7 years in the wild and up to 12-14 years when raised in captivity.

Series of side elevation illustrations of the Kit Fox
The Kit Fox (Vulpes macrotis) is the smallest species of foxes, but has the largest ears of all the species. They are native to North America and are mostly found in the southwestern region of the United States and northern Mexico. Kit Foxes are mostly nocturnal.

Kit Foxs have a shoulder height of 10”-12” (25-30 cm), body length between 17”-21” (43-53 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 4-6 lb (2-2.7 kg). The typical lifespan of a Kit Fox is 4-7 years in the wild and up to 12-14 years when raised in captivity.

Series of side elevation illustrations of the Kit Fox
Kit Fox
Height:
10”-12” | 25-30 cm
Width:
Length:
17”-21” | 43-53 cm
Depth:
Weight:
4-6 lb | 2-2.7 kg
Area:
Scientific Name
Vulpes macrotis
Lifespan
4-7 years (wild); up to 12-14 years (captivity)

Drawings include:

Kit Fox side elevation (standing), front (standing), side (sitting), side (walking)

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Fennec Fox

The Fennec Fox (Vulpes zerda), found in northern Africa as well as the Sinai and Arabian peninsulas, is a small-sized fox distinguished by its tiny head and large ears. In addition to it being a distinctive feature, the ears of the Fennec Fox work to dissipate heat for this desert dweller.

The Fennec Fox also has thick, cream-colored fur which works to deflect the heat of the sun during the day. Ultimately, the Fennec Fox will avoid heat by spending its days burrowed underground, feeding on insects and smaller animals at night.

Fennec Foxs have a shoulder height of 7”-9” (18-23 cm), body length between 10”-16” (25-41 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 2-4 lb (1-2 kg). The typical lifespan of a Fennec Fox is 8-10 years in the wild and up to 10-14 years in captivity.

Collection of scaled drawings of Fennec Fox in various poses
The Fennec Fox (Vulpes zerda), found in northern Africa as well as the Sinai and Arabian peninsulas, is a small-sized fox distinguished by its tiny head and large ears. In addition to it being a distinctive feature, the ears of the Fennec Fox work to dissipate heat for this desert dweller.

Fennec Foxs have a shoulder height of 7”-9” (18-23 cm), body length between 10”-16” (25-41 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 2-4 lb (1-2 kg). The typical lifespan of a Fennec Fox is 8-10 years in the wild and up to 10-14 years in captivity.

Collection of scaled drawings of Fennec Fox in various poses
Fennec Fox
Height:
7”-9” | 18-23 cm
Width:
Length:
10”-16” | 25-41 cm
Depth:
Weight:
2-4 lb | 1-2 kg
Area:
Scientific Name
Vulpes zerda
Lifespan
8-10 years (wild); up to 10-14 years (captivity)

Drawings include:
Fennec Fox side elevation (standing), front (standing), side (sitting), side (lying down)

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