Are foxes endangered?



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    The island fox is one species in danger of becoming extinct. In many regions of the world, the fox is being hunted for furs. Foxes are curious and have little fear of people, so they are easily killed. In the 1800s, they were considered pests, so they were trapped, poisoned and hunted. Hundreds of foxes were destroyed accidentally during predator control programs aimed at removing wolves, coyotes, and ground squirrels from the prairies in the 1900s. Some people continue to mistake them for young coyotes and kill them. Habitat loss due to agricultural, industrial, and urban developments also reduced their numbers.

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    Some species of fox are reportedly endangered. The swift fox, island fox, the crab-eating fox (Cerdocyon thous) and the African bat-eared fox are all mildly to majorly endangered.

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