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Foxes

We have 3 very different kinds of foxes at RWS.

The 2 fox pictures that you see are both red foxes (Vulpes vulpes). Color names just don't work, red foxes come in white, red, black, and everything in between. The traditional red colored red fox is found in the wild in the midwestern USA, the coat color variants are selected for in fur farms (and often end up as unwanted pets). RWS is home to 22 red foxes.

Grey foxes (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) are also found in the midwest are typically grey with a slight red tinge. They have rotating writss and their claws are slightly retractable which allows them to climb, and reside, in trees. RWS is currently home to 2 grey foxes.

RWS is also home to an arctic fox (Vulpes lagopus) is smaller than the other foxes with short legs, small ears, nose, and feet to protect them from extreme cold.