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Gray Fox

Gray Fox

Urocyon cinereoargenteus

Appearance: The gray fox is small, weighing between seven and 13 pounds. It has a salt and pepper coat, usually with a dark stripe down its back. While gray foxes may have red in the coats, an easy way to distinguish a gray fox from a red fox is that gray foxes have black-tipped tails, while the red fox has a white-tipped tail.

Range: Gray foxes are well distributed throughout the United States and prefer woody, brushy habitats. Climbing trees is a unique ability that allows them to escape from predators, forage for food, and gain access to dens. Their semi-retractable claws allow them to leap like cats from tree to tree, and their dens are often found up to 30 feet above the ground! Besides humans, predators include eagles, coyotes, and bobcats.

Diet: Their omnivorous diet consists rodents, small mammals, birds, eggs, insects, plant material, and fruits. Gray foxes are primarily nocturnal but may occasionally be seen foraging during the day.

Remi & Hunter

Remi the Gray Fox

Hunter the Gray Fox

Date of Birth: April 2011

Remi (top) and Hunter (bottom) are brothers. Born at the Texas Zoo, they came to the WNC Nature Center in July 2015. Hunter has darker fur on his front legs than Remi.

Meet our other animals

American Black Bear

American Black Bear

Generally shy and reclusive animals, black bears avoid human contact and are not normally aggressive. Two black bears, Uno and Ursa, live at the Nature Center.

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Red Wolf Karma

American Red Wolf

Red wolves are highly endangered species that has been eliminated from almost all of its natural range. Our breeding pair of red wolves, Oak and Gloria, are part of the AZA Species Survival Plan.

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American Pygmy Goat

American Pygmy Goat

Similar to the Nigerian dwarf goat, the American pygmy is a small goat that only reaches 1-2 feet in height. They vary widely in coloration including white, tan, caramel, gray, and black.

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