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10 things you need to know about gray foxes

1. Both male and female gray foxes take care of their offspring.

2. The kits practice their hunting skills by pouncing and stalking, much of which is taught by the father.

3. The scientific name of a gray fox is Urocyon cinereoargenteus.

4. Gray foxes usually live 6 to 8 years.

5. While they are most active at night, they can be seen in the daytime.

6. The main predators of gray foxes are bobcats, golden eagles, great-horned owls, and coyotes. They are also hit by cars, and hunted and trapped by humans.

7. Gray foxes are thought to be monogamous.

8. Gray fox kits are born blind and nearly naked. Their eyes open about 9 days after birth.

9. Gray fox kits begin to hunt for themselves around the age of 3 months.

10. Gray foxes are also call grey foxes or tree foxes.