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7 Of The Most Beautiful Fox Species In The World
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7 Of The Most Beautiful Fox Species In The World

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We know how much you guys love cute foxes, so we thought we’d introduce you to some of the most beautiful and striking fox species out there so you’d know which types of foxes are your favorite!

The red fox (Vulpes vulpes) is what usually comes to mind when you hear the word “fox,” which makes sense since it can be found all around the Northern hemisphere. However, this diverse and adaptive genus has species across the globe, all of which are specially adapted to thrive in their environments. Take for example the Fennec fox, that’s accustomed to living in the Sahara desert – that’s nothing like the cool forests that we are used to seeing a fox in! And, with some help from selective breeding, many new fox breeds look nothing short of majestical.

If you love foxes and think they look better in the wild than they do around someone’s neck, then you’ll definitely love seeing all of these fox pictures, depicting them in their natural environment.

P.S.: There are even some pictures of baby foxes in this list – nothing beats that in cuteness!

Fennec Fox

Image credits: Francisco Mingorance

Fennec foxes, native to North Africa and the Sahara desert, are distinguished by their large ears, which serve to dissipate their body heat. These ears give them such good hearing that they can even hear their prey moving under the sand. Their cream-colored fur helps them deflect heat during the day and stay warm at night. (Image credits: animalgalleries.org)

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Red Fox

Image credits: Roeselien Raimond

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Image credits: Kai Fagerström

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The red fox is the largest, most wide-spread and, as a result, the most diverse species of all the foxes. They can be found throughout the Northern Hemisphere and in Australia as well. They are very agile hunters and have been known to jump over 2m tall fences. (Image credits: Roeselien Raimond)

Marble Fox

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The “arctic marble fox,” also a member of the red fox species, is not a naturally occurring coloration – it was bred for its fur by humans. (Image credits: Ewald Mario)

Gray Fox

(Image credits: Variegated Vibes)

The gray fox, which lives throughout North America, is distinguished by its “salt-and-pepper” upper coat and black-tipped tail. This fox is one of the only canids capable of climbing trees. (Image credits: John Pane)

Silver Fox

Image credits: Shelley Evans

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The silver fox is actually the same species as the red fox – they simply have different pigmentation variations. The silver fox was, at on time, one of the most valuable fur foxes that could be found. They are still bred and farmed for their fur. (Image credits: Matt Knoth)

Arctic Fox

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Image credits: Einar Gudmann

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The arctic fox can be found throughout the Arctic Circle. Their thick fur keeps them from shivering in temperatures as low as -70 degrees Celsius (-94 Fahrenheit). These foxes have relatively short legs and snouts, which helps keep their surface area down and retain heat. (Image credits: Cecilie Sonsteby)

Cross Fox

Image credits: Ben Andrew

The cross fox is yet another color variant of the red fox. It is most common in North America. (Image credits: Ben Andrew)

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ElleSongeure
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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

100% agree. What's even worse than hunters are trappers and those who torture and kill these beautiful animals on fur "farms".

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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

lovely creatures!! they deserve to be alive into the wild!!!

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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

All foxes are beautiful... Except the dead ones, ugly people wears on their coats!

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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

100% agree. What's even worse than hunters are trappers and those who torture and kill these beautiful animals on fur "farms".

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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

lovely creatures!! they deserve to be alive into the wild!!!

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9 years ago DotsCreated by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

All foxes are beautiful... Except the dead ones, ugly people wears on their coats!

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