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Learn About the Fox

Vocabulary

  • Fox – member of the dog family; there are Red and Grey foxes in Connecticut.
  • Skulk – a group of foxes (males are dogs, females are vixens, and a baby is cup or kit).
  • Vector – an animal that readily carries a disease and passes to another, e.g., a fox, skunk and raccoon can carry rabies.

Fun Facts

  • Foxes mate for life and stay together as a family for about a year.  
  • Gray foxes can climb trees.
  • Foxes can retract or pull in their claws.
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