With the same genetics as the red fox, the silver fox is less widespread. It is distinguished by its coat which can vary from complete black to blue, gray or ash gray, however the tip of its tail is always white. The latter accounts for a third of the total length of the animal which is from 90 to 112cm.
Like most canids, it uses its sense of smell, sight and hearing to hunt. Its senses are highly developed and allow it to spot and feel its prey even well hidden.
The fox, especially in children’s tales, is usually described as a cunning and deceitful animal when in fact it is shy, discreet and nervous. They are also very intelligent.
This mammal, native to North America, belongs to the family of canids like coyote and wolf, so it is carnivorous, nevertheless at the park it shares its territory with the Rocky Mountain goats. The goats have nothing to fear since they can be more than 22 times the weight of the fox and the latter hunts only small mammals such as mice, squirrels or rabbits.