30+ of the cutest baby fox pictures and fun facts.
Baby Fox Day does not exist, but judging by these pictures, we think that it should. (March 20) is a Sparrow Day. (April 25) is penguin day. Turtles get their own day (May 23).
So why not fox babies? Having no idea if there is an international holiday dedicated to these unbearably cute creatures, ViralTrend24 compiled this list as a tribute to one of nature’s most adorable species.
Whether it’s raining or sunny, it’s sure to make any day better – wherever you are.
Here’s a fox fact! Are you aware that a male fox is actually called a dog? We didn’t either. It’s true, though. Despite what you might think, a male dog is not called a fox.
There are several names for baby foxes. Depending on their size, they are called pups, cups, or kits. The reproductive patterns of different breeds of foxes will differ, but they typically have between four and five young at a time.
Mothers will have to protect their pups until they are old enough to fend for themselves. To learn more about foxes in general and about babies in particular, read on.
A fox den, a structure that is often underground, helps protect young foxes from predators. Some foxes build their dens in trees instead of underground.
Usually, female foxes use abandoned animal dens as their dens, as well as dens created by another fox the previous year.
In the case of a disturbance to the original den, female foxes will frequently build extra dens as a backup. The male fox flies to the den to assist with the rearing of the young when the youngsters are born.
Due to the fact that fox pups/kits are born deaf and blind, their survival for the first few weeks of life is dependent totally on the actions of their mothers.
Mother foxes provide their young with milk from their bodies, and the males hunt for food so their mothers can remain with their young. Their mother has to keep them warm, too, since fox pups are born with little hair.
The young foxes emerge from the den after about one month of age. In the beginning, the fox kits will drink milk, but over time, they will begin to consume meat, drinking less milk and consuming more meat.
By chasing each other around, the young foxes practice their hunting skills. It won’t take long for the young foxes to learn to hunt by themselves.
In the autumn, the young kits will become less playful and more territorial as they begin to fight more aggressively among themselves. Immediately after this, they will separate from their brood, living separate lives and looking for mates.
The mortality rate of wild foxes is high, and usually more than half of them die before they turn 10 months old. Due to harsh conditions, foxes often don’t survive in the wild beyond a few years.
It is possible for them to survive for up to 14 years, provided certain conditions prove favorable. A fox can live up to 20 years in captivity.