Gray Fox

gray fox, credit: John McClure CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

Threatened Provincially and Nationally

Description

• Weigh up to 4.2 kilograms, and are approximately one metre long including the tail, which averages 37 centimetres
• Grey fur with light cinnamon coloured patches on its body; black tail tip
• Shorter legs and smaller snout than red fox

Range

• Rainy River District into southeastern Manitoba
• Southwestern Ontario (Windsor) to southwestern Quebec (Sherbrooke)

Threats

• Harsh winters
• Habitat loss
• Disease

Protection

• Provincially protected under the Endangered Species Act, 2007
• Federally protected under the Species at Risk Act, 2002

Fact

Fewer than 250 mature grey foxes are estimated to exist in Canada.

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