Overwhelmingly beautiful and intelligent, foxes deserve to be better known for their good qualities as opposed to their cunning traits - their 'trickster' habits have landed them a prominent place in many nations' folklore and culture. But as these adorable pictures will show you, these creatures' natural charm will win your hearts, no matter how cunning they may be. Here are 20 cute photos to celebrate the baby fox, along with some fun fox facts.
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Foxes form part of the dog family, among wolves, coyotes, grey foxes and raccoon dogs.
Two weeks after being born, the cubs' eyes and ears open. They will emerge from their den after four weeks.
Foxes use 28 different types of calls to communicate with one another.
They have amazing hearing! A fox can hear a watch ticking 40 yards (120 feet) away.
Foxes are great night-time predators - their eyes are specially adapted to night vision. At night, their eyes also glow green when a light is shone into them.
Foxes can live up to 14 years. Unfortunately, many cubs die prematurely due to other predators (dogs, badgers), but they often get hit by a car.
One of the first things that cubs learn when they begin to jump is a characteristic high pounce which they use to catch small rodents.
Foxes eat just about anything, including berries, worms, spiders and small animals such as mice and birds.
A fox can run at up to 30 miles per hour.
Foxes have whiskers on their legs as well as around their face, which they use to help them find their way.