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Also known as the tree fox, the grey fox is the only member of the dog family that can climb trees. It has short powerful back legs with hefty claws to grip the tree and push the fox up while its front legs grab the sides of the trunk like a cat.

grey fox looking up

Did You Know?

Hunting by Sound: The fox’s ears are large and cup-shaped to funnel sound, and rotate in different directions to pinpoint the location of its prey.

Quick Facts

Latin Name:
Urocyon cinereoargenteus

Southern Canada to northern South America


1.8 to 2.7 ft

13 yrs

Zoo Location:
Wolf Woods

Small mammals and birds, some fruits and seed