Grey fox, tree fox
These foxes are unusual in that they live in pairs rather than in a pack.
Grey foxes can live for about 13 years in captivity.
Body Length: 53-73cm, Tail Length: 28-40cm, Shoulder Height: 30cm, Weight: 2.5-6.5kg.
Grey foxes have grey fur, apart from the throat, inside legs and under-parts, which are white.
The range of Grey foxes extends from Southern Canada, most of United States and Mexico, through to Colombia and Venezuela.
They inhabit mixed pine-oak woodland bordering pastures and fields.
Grey foxes feed on invertebrates, insects, small mammals, birds, plants, fruits and grains.
Most grey fox activity is at night, or at dawn and dusk. Their main dens are a hollow tree, or a burrow.
They are also called a tree fox because they often climb trees seeking refuge when threatened. The pack consists of a pair of adults and their young.
After a gestation period of 51-63 days, females give birth to 1-10 cubs, which weigh 100g at birth.
The grey fox has been hunted for its coat.