The gray fox appears very similar to the widespread red fox and resembles a domestic housecat. But it has a black tail tip compared to the white tail tip of the red fox. Gray foxes are excellent tree climbers and prefer to live in deciduous forests scattered with woodland areas.
Gray foxes are plentiful throughout their habitats in North America and have no special conservation status. Although they are sometimes trapped or hunted by humans for their fur, there does not seem to be any immediate risk to their population and future survival.
Gray foxes play a vital role in ecological homeostasis by controlling the number of small rodents and countless insects.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No