Fox © M. Benquet - Parc national des Calanques

Discrete during the day, the red fox comes out at dusk.

It marks its territory with a scent by leaving droppings that can be seen, where it has been. Its yelping calling its partner and its young, can sometimes be heard. It feeds on rodents and rabbits as well as insects, fish and fruits.

Scientific name : Vulpes vulpes

Natural habitats :

  • Garrigue and maquis scrubland
  • Forests

Did you know ?

Its hearing is three times as more powerful as that of humans and its sense of smell is 22 times more developed than our.

Conservation stake



  • Hunting
  • Pollution
  • Changes to its environment

How can I help to protect it?

  • I do not try to get near it if you see one