7 Of The Most Beautiful Fox Species In The World

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We know how much you guys love foxes, so we thought we’d introduce you some of the most beautiful and striking types of foxes out there so you’d know which type is your favorite!

The red fox (Vulpes vulpes) is what usually comes to mind when you hear the word “fox,” which makes sense since it can be found throughout the Northern hemisphere. But this diverse and adaptive genus has species all over the world, all of which are especially adapted to thrive in their environments.

If you love foxes and think they look better in the wild than they do around someone’s neck, then you’ll definitely love seeing all of these foxes in their natural element!

Arctic Fox

Arctic Fox 1

Image credits: Daniel Parent

Arctic Fox 2

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Arctic Fox 3

Image credits: Einar Gudmann

Arctic Fox 4

Image credits: William Doran

The arctic fox can be found throughout the Arctic Circle. Their thick fur keeps them from shivering in temperatures as low as -70 degrees Celsius (-94 Fahrenheit). These foxes have relatively short legs and snouts, which helps keep their surface area down and retain heat.

Cross Fox

Cross Fox 1

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Cross Fox 2

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The cross fox is yet another color variant of the red fox. It is most common in North America.

Fennec Fox

Fennec Fox 1

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Fennec Fox 2

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Fennec foxes, native to North Africa and the Sahara desert, are distinguished by their large ears, which serve to dissipate their body heat. These ears give them such good hearing that they can even hear their prey moving under the sand. Their cream-colored fur helps them deflect heat during the day and stay warm at night.

Gray Fox

Gray Fox 1

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Gray Fox 2

Image credits: John Pane

The gray fox, which lives throughout North America, is distinguished by its “salt-and-pepper” upper coat and black-tipped tail. This fox is one of the only canids capable of climbing trees.

Marble Fox

Marble Fox 1

Marble Fox 2

Marble Fox 3

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The “arctic marble fox,” also a member of the red fox species, is not a naturally occurring coloration – it was bred for its fur by humans.

Red Fox

Red Fox 1

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Red Fox 2

Image credits: Kai Fagerström

Red Fox 3

Image credits: Wenda Atkin

The red fox is the largest, most wide-spread and, as a result, the most diverse species of all the foxes. They can be found throughout the Northern Hemisphere and in Australia as well. They are very agile hunters and have been known to jump over 2m tall fences.

Silver Fox

Silver Fox 1

Image credits: Shelley Evans

Silver Fox 2

Image credits: Matt Knoth

The silver fox is actually the same species as the red fox – they simply have different pigmentation variations. The silver fox was, at on time, one of the most valuable fur foxes that could be found. They are still bred and farmed for their fur.

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