Vulpini | Fox-like Canids

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.

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Vulpini

Red Fox
2-4 years (wild); up to 10-12 years (captivity)
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Swift Fox
3-6 years (wild); up to 10-14 years (captivity)
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Kit Fox
4-7 years (wild); up to 12-14 years (captivity)
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Fennec Fox
8-10 years (wild); up to 10-14 years (captivity)
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Arctic Fox
3-6 years (wild); up to 14-16 years (captivity)
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Raccoon Dog
4-8 years (wild): up to 11-16 years (captivity)
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Bat-Eared Fox
5-7 years (wild); up to 12-16 years (captivity)
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Gray Fox
6-8 years (wild); up to 14-16 years (captivity)
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Bat-Eared Fox

The Bat-Eared Fox (Otocyon megalotis) is a species that was named for its large ears that are used for hearing and regulating its temperature. They have sand-gray fur, lighter fur on their underside, and darker fur along their eyes and muzzle. They typically live in the African Savana. Bat-Eared Foxes are mostly insectivores and eat ants, beetles, crickets, grasshoppers, millipedes, moths, scorpions, and spiders. The Bat-Eared fox is nocturnal 85% of the time even though they are highly social animals and easily gets along with others.

Bat-Eared Foxs have a shoulder height of 12”-15” (30-38 cm), body length between 18”-26” (46-66 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 7-12 lb (3-5 kg). The typical lifespan of a Bat-Eared Fox is 5-7 years in the wild) and up to 12-16 years when raised in captivity.

Series of side elevation illustrations of the Bat-Eared Fox
The Bat-Eared Fox (Otocyon megalotis) is a species that was named for its large ears that are used for hearing and regulating its temperature. They have sand-gray fur, lighter fur on their underside, and darker fur along their eyes and muzzle. They typically live in the African Savana.

Bat-Eared Foxs have a shoulder height of 12”-15” (30-38 cm), body length between 18”-26” (46-66 cm), and an overall weight in the range of 7-12 lb (3-5 kg). The typical lifespan of a Bat-Eared Fox is 5-7 years in the wild) and up to 12-16 years when raised in captivity.

Series of side elevation illustrations of the Bat-Eared Fox
Bat-Eared Fox
Height:
12”-15” | 30-38 cm
Width:
Length:
18”-26” | 46-66 cm
Depth:
Weight:
7-12 lb | 3-5 kg
Area:
Scientific Name
Otocyon megalotis
Lifespan
5-7 years (wild); up to 12-16 years (captivity)

Drawings include:

Bat-Eared Fox side elevation (standing), front (standing), side (walking), 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)

Drawings include:

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

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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)

Drawings include:

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

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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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