Gray Fox

Urocyon cinereoargenteus

The Gray Fox ranges from southern Canada to Colombia and Venezuela in South America. Since this fox lives in warmer climates, it does not have a double layer of fur, as other foxes have.

These foxes eat small mammals, birds, insects, fruit and vegetation. The Gray Fox’s ability to climb trees is shared only with the Asian Raccoon Dog among canids. Its strong, hooked claws allow it to scramble up trees to escape predators such as the Domestic Dog or the Coyote, or to reach tree-bound or arboreal food sources.

The above picture was taken in July 2006.

Genus Urocyon
Family Canidae
Superfamily Canoidea
Order Carnivora
Subclass Eutheria
Class Mammalia
Subphylum Vertebrata
Phylum Chordata
Kingdom Animalia
Life on Earth