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Fox

The FoxAndriana Melnika

Fox,any of various members of the dog family ,resembling small to medium-sized bushy-tailed dogs with long fur, pointed ears, and narrow snouts.

Average life span in the wild: 2 to 4 years (18 years in urban place)Size: Head and body: 46 to 86 cm; Tail: 30.5 to 55.5 cm Weight:3 to 11 kgMale fox : DogFemale fox: VixenYoung fox: Kit, Cub, Pup(4-6 kits every year,13)Group of foxes: Skulk

Foxes have strong legs which allow them to reach speeds of approximately 48 kilometres per hour, a great benefit to catching prey or escaping from predators.

Foxes typically eat 0.5 1 kilograms of food a day.

Foxes are superb hunters, able to sprint, turn and jump with surprising ease for a dog.

Fox in FolkloreIn many cultures, the fox appears in folklore as a symbol of cunning and trickery, or as a familiar animal possessed of magic powers.In Japanese folklore, these animals possess great knowledge, long life, and magical powers. Most common among them - the ability to take human form.

In the Middle Ages, foxes, which were associated with fraudulent behavior, were sometimes burned as symbols of the Devil.Fox is the one of the main figures in literature for young childrenMusic, comics, opera (The Cunning little Vixen)

Referenceshttp://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/red-fox/http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Foxhttp://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/215342/foxhttp://a-z-animals.com/animals/fox/http://animalcorner.co.uk/animals/red-fox/