Fox kits will often appear unsupervised for long periods while their parents are out hunting for food. They will play like puppies around the den site until the parents decide they're old enough to go on hunting trips. Then they will suddenly disappear. Observe the kits from a distance; if they seem energetic and healthy, leave them alone. If they appear sickly or weak, or if you have reason to believe both parents are dead, contact a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.

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Why they are important

Foxes help to control populations of their prey animals, such as rodents and rabbits. They also may disperse seeds by eating fruit.

Interesting Facts

- Foxes are solitary.
- They have a lot in common with cats
- The Red Fox is the most common
- They are good parents
- Foxes are playful
- Artic foxes do not shiver until -70 degrees celcius
- Bat eared foxes can hear insects
- Foxes make 40 different sounds