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Fox Population by Country 2024

Foxes are one of the most adaptable and widespread mammals, found on every continent except Antarctica. There are thirty species of foxes globally, but only twelve are classified as 'true foxes'.

The red fox, native to the Northern Hemisphere, is found in North America, Europe, Asia, and North Africa. It was introduced to Australia in the 19th century. Red foxes are versatile in their habitat preferences, living in woodlands, human neighborhoods, wetlands, fields, and urban areas like yards, parks, and golf courses.

The Fennec fox, or desert fox, inhabits the Sahara desert in Africa and the Arava and Negev deserts in Southern Israel. To cope with extreme heat, these foxes burrow into dunes, particularly favoring small, stable sand dunes, and can be found in remote sandy regions. However, their population is threatened by habitat loss, hunting, and vehicle accidents.

Kit foxes, distributed in Northern and Central Mexico and the Southwestern United States, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Texas, and Utah, typically reside in dry or semi-arid environments such as desert scrub, grasslands, and chaparral. The San Joaquin Kit fox, native to California, is currently classified as endangered.

The Cape fox inhabits the sub-Saharan desert in Africa and is widespread in South Africa, including Zimbabwe. Highly adaptive to harsh environments, they regulate their body temperature through panting and can reabsorb water from their urine.

Arctic foxes thrive in the cold regions of Northern Europe, Northern Asia, North America, Greenland, Canada, and Russia. Their coats are specially adapted to maintain a body temperature of 104 °F. As omnivores, Arctic foxes have a varied diet that includes birds, seal pups, berries, and seaweed, and they tend to hunt near their dens to defend their territory.

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Country
Red Fox Population
Australia2,000,000
United States1,000,000
Russia1,000,000
China550,000
Iran550,000
Turkey550,000
Brazil500,000
Germany400,000
France300,000
Canada300,000
United Kingdom250,000
Italy200,000
Spain200,000
Argentina75,000
Kazakhstan75,000
Sweden75,000
Greece75,000
Mongolia75,000
India55,000
Pakistan30,000
Nigeria30,000
Bangladesh30,000
Ethiopia30,000
Mexico30,000
Egypt30,000
Vietnam30,000
Thailand30,000
South Africa30,000
Kenya30,000
Myanmar30,000
Colombia30,000
Afghanistan30,000
Morocco30,000
Peru30,000
Malaysia30,000
Nepal30,000
Venezuela30,000
Zambia30,000
Chile30,000
Ecuador30,000
Zimbabwe30,000
Bolivia30,000
South Sudan30,000
Papua New Guinea30,000
Tajikistan30,000
Finland30,000
Norway30,000
New Zealand30,000
Botswana30,000
Japan5,500
South Korea5,500
Angola5,500
Saudi Arabia5,500
Madagascar5,500
Malawi5,500
Guatemala5,500
Cambodia5,500
Benin5,500
Burundi5,500
Dominican Republic5,500
Cuba5,500
Honduras5,500
Israel5,500
Togo5,500
Sierra Leone5,500
Laos5,500
Nicaragua5,500
Paraguay5,500
El Salvador5,500
Liberia5,500
Costa Rica5,500
Eritrea5,500
Uruguay5,500
Gabon5,500
Lesotho5,500
Equatorial Guinea5,500
Trinidad and Tobago5,500
Eswatini5,500
Fiji5,500
Comoros5,500
Guyana5,500
Solomon Islands5,500
Suriname5,500
Belize5,500
Iceland5,500
Vanuatu5,500
Barbados5,500
Sao Tome and Principe5,500
Samoa5,500
Grenada5,500
Micronesia5,500
Tonga5,500
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines5,500
Antigua and Barbuda5,500
Dominica5,500
Saint Kitts and Nevis5,500
Marshall Islands5,500
Palau5,500
Cook Islands5,500
Total9,405,000
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