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Canidae - coyotes, dogs, foxes, wolves

wolfThere are 36 species in this family, and they are found in all areas of the world, except for Antarctica. Species in this family have long, pointed snouts; long legs; and padded feet with non-retractable claws. They have five toes on their front feet and four toes on their hind feet, and they walk on their toes! Most species are omnivorous, but meat is an important part of their diet.

Canidae are built for endurance, not speed. They can run after prey and keep up a steady trot over long distances. They have four canine teeth at the front of their mouth that they use to hold prey and tear into meat. Many species in this family live and hunt in packs. The species in this family usually kill their prey by grabbing it by the neck and shaking it until its neck is broken. Species in this family have keen hearing and eyesight and communicate with howls, yelps, growls, and barks.

World Status Key
Least Concern Least Concern Near Threatened Near Threatened Vulnerable Vulnerable Endangered Endangered Critically Endangered Critically Endangered extinct in the wild Extinct in the Wild extinct Extinct
Status and range is taken from ICUN Redlist. If no status is listed, there is not enough data to establish status.

US Status Key
Threatened in US Threatened in US Threatened in New Hampshire Threatened in NH Endangered in US Endangered in US Endangered in NH Endangered in NH
breeds in nh Breeds in NH Introduced Introduced
Status taken from US Fish and Wildlife and NH Fish and Game

New Hampshire Species

 

 North/Central American Species

Coyote - Canis latrans Least Concern
Gray Wolf - Canis lupus Least Concern Endangered in US Endangered in NH
Red Fox - Vulpes vulpes Least Concern

  Arctic Fox - Vulpes lagopus Least Concern
Red Wolf - Canis rufus Critically Endangered Endangered in US
Bush Dog - Speothos venaticus Near Threatened
Gray Fox - Urocyon cinereoargenteus Least Concern
Channel Island Fox - Urocyon littoralis Critically Endangered Endangered in US
Kit Fox - Vulpes macrotis Least Concern
Swift Fox - Vulpes velox Least Concern

Subspecies
Northern Swift Fox - Vulpes velox hebes Endangered in US
San Joaquin Kit Fox - Vulpes macrotis mutica Endangered in US
San Miguel Island Fox - Urocyon littoralis littoralis Critically Endangered Endangered in US
Santa Catalina Island Fox - Urocyon littoralis catalinae Critically Endangered Endangered in US
Santa Cruz Island Fox - Urocyon littoralis santacruzae Critically Endangered Endangered in US
Santa Rosa Island Fox - Urocyon littoralis santarosae Critically Endangered Endangered in US

Species Around the World

Africa Africa Asia Asia Australia Australia/Oceania Europe Europe North America North/Central America South America South America New Hampshire Species NH Species

Arctic Fox - Vulpes lagopus Least Concern Asia Europe North America
Short-eared Dog - Atelocynus microtis Near Threatened South America
Side-striped Jackal - Canis adustus Least Concern Africa
Golden Jackal - Canis aureus Least Concern Africa Asia Europe
Coyote - Canis latrans Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
Gray Wolf - Canis lupus Least Concern Endangered in NH Africa Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species
Black-backed Jackal - Canis mesomelas Least Concern Africa
Red Wolf - Canis rufus Critically Endangered Endangered in US North America
Ethiopian Wolf - Canis simensis Endangered Africa
Crab-eating Fox - Cerdocyon thous Least Concern South America
Maned Wolf - Chrysocyon brachyurus Near Threatened South America
Dhole - Cuon alpinus Endangered Asia
Falkland Island Wolf - Dusicyon australis extinct South America
African Wild Dog - Lycaon pictus Endangered Africa
Racoon Dog - Nyctereutes procyonoides Least Concern Asia
Bat-eared Fox - Otocyon megalotis Least Concern Africa
Culpeo - Pseudalopex culpaeus Least Concern South America
Darwin's Fox - Pseudalopex fulvipes Critically Endangered South America
  South American Gray Fox - Pseudalopex griseus Least Concern South America
Pampas Fox - Pseudalopex gymnocercus Least Concern South America
Sechura Fox - Pseudalopex sechurae Near Threatened South America
Hoary Fox - Pseudalopex vetulus Least Concern South America
Bush Dog - Speothos venaticus Near Threatened North America South America
Gray Fox - Urocyon cinereoargenteus Least Concern North America South America
Channel Island Fox - Urocyon littoralis Critically Endangered Endangered in US North America
Bengal Fox - Vulpes bengalensis Least Concern Asia
Blanford's Fox - Vulpes cana Least Concern Africa Asia
Cape Fox - Vulpes chama Least Concern Africa
Corsac Fox - Vulpes corsac Least Concern Asia
Tibetan Fox - Vulpes ferrilata Least Concern Asia
Kit Fox - Vulpes macrotis Least Concern North America
Pale Fox - Vulpes pallida Africa
Rüppel's Fox - Vulpes rueppellii Least Concern Africa Asia
Swift Fox - Vulpes velox Least Concern North America
Red Fox - Vulpes vulpes Least Concern Africa Asia Australia Europe North America New Hampshire Species
Fennec Fox - Vulpes zerda Least Concern Africa

Additional Information

Key: profile Profile Photos Photos Video Video Audio Audio

African Wild Dog - Lycaon pictus Species Profile images video Endangered Africa
The African wild dog has a coat with blotches of yellow, gray, black and white.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

African Wild Dog - Lycaon pictus Species Profile images video Audio Endangered Africa
The African wild dog has only four toes per foot, unlike other dogs, which have five toes on their forefeet.
Source: National Geographic Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

African Wild Dog - Lycaon pictus Species Profile images Endangered Africa
African wild dogs hunt twice a day, usually at dawn and dusk.
Source: San Diego Zoo Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Elementary/Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

African Wild Dog - Lycaon pictus Species Profile images Audio Endangered Africa
The African wild dog has very large, rounded ears.
Source: Honolulu Zoo Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

African Wild Dog - Lycaon pictus Species Profile images Endangered Africa
The African wild dog is also known as the Cape hunting dog. is the only truly social cat species.
Source: Phoenix Zoo Intended Audience: Students Reading Level: Elementary/Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

African Wild Dog - Lycaon pictus Species Profile images Endangered Africa
The African wild dog hunts antelopes and small mammals.
Source: The Living Desert Intended Audience: Students Reading Level: Elementary/Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

African Wild Dog - Lycaon pictus Species Profile images Endangered Africa
African wild dog packs can consume an entire carcass in as little as 15 minutes
Source: Los Angeles Zoo Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Elementary/Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

African Wild Dog - Lycaon pictus Species Profile images Endangered Africa
African wild dogs are found in Namibia, Botswana, Mozambique, parts of Zimbabwe, Swaziland, and the Transvaal.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle /High School Teacher Section: Yes

Arctic Fox - Vulpes lagopus Species Profile images Least Concern Asia Europe North America
The arctic fox is dark gray to bluish-brown in the summer. In the winter, its fur is white or creamy white.
Source: NHPTV Wildlife Journal Junior Intended Audience: Students Reading Level: Elementary/Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Arctic Fox - Vulpes lagopus Species Profile images Least Concern Asia Europe North America
The Arctic fox has a dense, multi-layered coat that keeps it warm in the winter.
Source: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Intended Audience: Students Reading Level: Elementary/Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Arctic Fox - Vulpes lagopus Species Profile images video Least Concern Asia Europe North America
The arctic fox can survive frigid Arctic temperatures as low as –58°F. Brrr!
Source: National Geographic Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Arctic Fox - Vulpes lagopus Species Profile images Least Concern Asia Europe North America
Arctic foxes are found in the treeless tundra extending through the arctic regions of Eurasia, North America, Greenland, and Iceland.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle /High School Teacher Section: Yes

Arctic Fox - Vulpes lagopus Species Profile images Least Concern Asia Europe North America
The arctic fox eats lemmings, voles, squirrels, birds and their eggs; and fish. They also eat berries in season, and scavenge on carrion
Source: Detroit Zoo Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Arctic Fox - Vulpes lagopus Species Profile Least Concern Asia Europe North America
A male fox is called a reynard, the female is called a vixen, and the baby is called a kit. A group of foxes is called a skulk or a leash.
Source: Enchanted Learning Intended Audience: Students Reading Level: Elementary School Teacher Section: No

Bat-eared Fox - Otocyon megalotis Species Profile images Least Concern Africa
Bat-eared foxes have three upper and four lower molars. Other members of the dog family have two upper and three lower molars on each side of the mouth.
Source: San Diego Zoo Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Elementary/Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

PBSBat-eared Fox - Otocyon megalotis Species Profile images Least Concern Africa
The bat-eared fox is ashy gray in color with black limbs and tail.
Source: PBS Nature Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Elementary/Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Bat-eared Fox - Otocyon megalotis Species Profile images Least Concern Africa
There are two bat-eared fox populations in Africa, one from Ethiopia and southern Sudan to Tanzania; the other from southern Angola and Rhodesia to South Africa.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle /High School Teacher Section: Yes

Bat-eared Fox - Otocyon megalotis Species Profile images Least Concern Africa
80% of the bat-eared fox's diet is made up of insects. It also eats fruit, small mammals, scorpions, and small birds.
Source: The Living Desert Intended Audience: Students Reading Level: Elementary/Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Bat-eared Fox - Otocyon megalotis Species Profile images Least Concern Africa
Bat-eared foxes move around termite colonies and lap up termites by the hundreds! Yum!
Source: Chicago Zoological Society Intended Audience: Students Reading Level: Elementary/Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Bat-eared Fox - Otocyon megalotis Species Profile images Least Concern Africa
The bat-eared fox escapes enemies by outrunning and out-dodging them.
Source: Los Angeles Zoo Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Bat-eared Fox - Otocyon megalotis Species Profile images Least Concern Africa
The bat-eared fox gets its name from its very large pointed ears. It uses its ears to locate termites and other insects.
Source: BBC Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Bat-eared Fox - Otocyon megalotis Species Profile images Least Concern Africa
Bat-eared foxes live in groups of mating pairs and their young.
Source: African Wildlife Foundation Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Bengal Fox - Vulpes bengalensis Species Profile Least Concern Asia
The Bengal fox is found in India, Nepal and Pakistan.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle /High School Teacher Section: Yes

Bengal Fox - Vulpes bengalensis Species Profile images Least Concern Asia
The Bengal fox is also known as the Indian fox. It prefers semi-arid, flat to undulating terrain, scrub and grassland habitats.
Source: IUCN/SSC Canid Specialist Group Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle /High School Teacher Section: No

Black-backed Jackal - Canis mesomelas Species Profile images Least Concern Africa
The black-backed jackal is found in Africa in two population groups, one in east Africa and one in southern Africa.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle /High School Teacher Section: Yes

Black-backed Jackal - Canis mesomelas images Least Concern Africa
The black-backed jackal gets its name from the black stripe of fur that runs down its back.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Black-backed Jackal - Canis mesomelas Species Profile images Video Least Concern Africa
The black-backed jackal usually spends the day in the brush and comes out at dusk to hunt.
Source: BBC Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Black-backed Jackal - Canis mesomelas Species Profile images Least Concern Africa
The black-backed jackal has a broad black stripe on its back.
Source: IUCN/SSC Canid Specialist Group Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle /High School Teacher Section: No

Blandford's Fox - Vulpes cana Species Profile images video Least Concern Africa Asia
Blandford's fox has reddish brown fur; a short, slender snout; very large ears; and a long, bushy tail tipped in white or black,
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Blandford's Fox - Vulpes cana Species Profile images Least Concern Africa Asia
Blandford's fox is found from Israel throughout the mountainous regions of the middle east to Afghanistan.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle /High School Teacher Section: Yes

Bush Dog - Speothos venaticus Species Profile images video Near Threatened North America South America
The bush dog looks more like a badger than a dog.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Bush Dog - Speothos venaticus Species Profile images Near Threatened North America South America
The bush dog feeds mainly on rodents.
Source: World Association of Zoos and Aquariums Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Bush Dog - Speothos venaticus Species Profile images Near Threatened North America South America
The bush-dog has a long, squat body; a round head with a short muzzle; rounded ears; and reddish brown fur.
Source: IUCN/SSC Canid Specialist Group Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle /High School Teacher Section: No

Bush Dog - Speothos venaticus Species Profile Near Threatened North America South America
The bush-dog is found in forests and wet savannas from Panama to the northern limits of Argentina.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle /High School Teacher Section: Yes

Bush Dog - Speothos venaticus Species Profile images Near Threatened North America South America
Bush dogs live in packs of up to 10 animals.
Source: St. Louis Zoo Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Cape Fox - Vulpes chama Species Profile Least Concern Africa
The Cape fox is a small fox with gray-silver fur, a reddish head and forelimbs, and a bushy tail.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle /High School Teacher Section: Yes

Cape Fox - Vulpes chama images Least Concern Africa
The Cape fox is nocturnal.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Cape Fox - Vulpes chama Species Profile images Least Concern Africa
The Cape fox is found in central and western regions of southern Africa.
Source: IUCN/SSC Canid Specialist Group Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle /High School Teacher Section: No

Channel Island Fox - Urocyon littoralis Species Profile images video Critically Endangered Endangered in US North America
The Channel Island fox is the smallest canid in North America.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Channel Island Fox - Urocyon littoralis Species Profile images Critically Endangered Endangered in US North America
The Channel Island fox is also known as the island fox or the island gray fox.
Source: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Intended Audience: Students Reading Level: Elementary/Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Channel Island Fox - Urocyon littoralis Species Profile images Critically Endangered Endangered in US North America
There are six subspecies of the island fox. One for each of the islands the fox is found on: San Miguel, Santa Rosa, Santa Cruz , San Nicolas, Santa Catalina, and San Clemente.
Source: Channel Island National Park Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Elementary/Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Channel Island Fox - Urocyon littoralis Species Profile images Critically Endangered Endangered in US North America
The Channel Island fox has two layers of fur: a softer coat of underfur, and a longer coat of “guard” hairs.
Source: Los Angeles Zoo Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Elementary/Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Channel Island Fox - Urocyon littoralis Species Profile Critically Endangered Endangered in US North America
The Channel Island fox is found only on the six largest Channel Islands off of the southern California coast.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle /High School Teacher Section: Yes

Corsac Fox - Vulpes corsac Species Profile Least Concern Asia
The Corsac fox has soft gray or reddish gray fur on its upper parts and white to cream on fur its underparts. It has a white chin, a bushy tail, and large pointed ears.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle /High School Teacher Section: Yes

Corsac Fox - Vulpes corsac Species Profile images Least Concern Asia
The Corsac is found in central Asia, ranging into Mongolia and northeastern China.
Source: IUCN/SSC Canid Specialist Group Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle /High School Teacher Section: No

Coyote - Canis latrans Species Profile images video Audio Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
Coyotes once only lived in the prairies and deserts of the western US and Mexico.
Source: National Geographic Kids Intended Audience: Students Reading Level: Elementary/Middle School Teacher Section: No

Coyote - Canis latrans Species Profile images Audio Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
Coyotes are very adaptable and can thrive in a wide variety of habitats including suburbs, towns, and cities.
Source: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Intended Audience: Students Reading Level: Elementary/Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Coyote - Canis latrans Species Profile images Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
The coyote is solitary, but may hunt in breeding pairs.
Source: Phoenix Zoo Intended Audience: Students Reading Level: Elementary/Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Coyote - Canis latrans Species Profile images Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
The coyote is an opportunistic omnivore! It will eat just about anything, but it prefers small rodents
Source: The Living Desert Intended Audience: Students Reading Level: Elementary/Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Coyote - Canis latrans Species Profile images Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
The common name, coyote, comes from the word used by Mexico’s Nahuati Indians, coyoti.
Source: Aquarium of the Pacific Intended Audience: Students Reading Level: Elementary/Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Coyote - Canis latrans Species Profile images Audio Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
Coyotes are found throughout North and Central America.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle /High School Teacher Section: Yes

Coyote - Canis latrans Species Profile Least Concern North America New Hampshire Species
Coyotes guard their home territory fiercely.
Source: Enchanted Learning Intended Audience: Students Reading Level: Elementary School Teacher Section: No

Crab-eating Fox - Cerdocyon thous Species Profile images Least Concern South America
The crab-eating fox eats small mammals, birds, amphibians, fish, insects, and yes, crabs!
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle /High School Teacher Section: Yes

Crab-eating Fox - Cerdocyon thous Species Profile images Least Concern South America
The crab-eating fox is found from Colombia and Venezuela south to Paraguay, Uruguay and Northern Argentina.
Source: IUCN/SSC Canid Specialist Group Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle /High School Teacher Section: No

Culpeo - Pseudalopex culpaeus Species Profile images Least Concern South America
The culpeo has reddish-brown, brown, or brownish-gray fur; a white spot under its chin; and a bushy tail.
Source: IUCN/SSC Canid Specialist Group Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle /High School Teacher Section: No

Culpeo - Pseudalopex culpaeus Species Profile Least Concern South America
Culpeos, or colored foxes, are found throughout most of the western half of South America.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle /High School Teacher Section: Yes

Darwin's Fox - Pseudalopex fulvipes Species Profile images Critically Endangered South America
Darwin's fox is a small, grizzled grayish-brown fox with short legs and a long body.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Darwin's Fox - Pseudalopex fulvipes Species Profile images Critically Endangered South America
Darwin's fox is found in forests.
Source: IUCN/SSC Canid Specialist Group Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle /High School Teacher Section: No

Darwin's Fox - Pseudalopex fulvipes Species Profile Critically Endangered South America
Darwin's foxes are found in Chile.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle /High School Teacher Section: Yes

Dhole - Cuon alpinus Species Profile images video Endangered Asia
The dhole has a rusty-red coat with white on its belly, chest and paws.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Dhole - Cuon alpinus Species Profile images video Endangered Asia
The dhole is also known as the Asiatic wild dog, or red dog.
Source: San Diego Zoo Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Elementary/Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Dhole - Cuon alpinus Species Profile images video Endangered Asia
Dholes howl rather than bark, and have distinct mating and hunting calls.
Source: Toronto Zoo Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Dhole - Cuon alpinus Species Profile images Endangered Asia
The dhole is found from the Altai Mountains in Manchuria in Central and Eastern Asia through India, Myanmar, and the Malayan Archipelago.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle /High School Teacher Section: Yes

Dhole - Cuon alpinus Species Profile Endangered Asia
Dholes hunt in small packs of five to twelve adults.
Source: Enchanted Learning Intended Audience: Students Reading Level: Elementary School Teacher Section: No

Ethiopian Wolf - Canis simensis Species Profile images Video Endangered Africa
See what's being done to save the Ethiopian wolf.
Source: Ethiopian Wolf Conservation Programme Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Ethiopian Wolf - Canis simensis Species Profile images Video Endangered Africa
The Ethiopian wolf is the only wolf found in Africa.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Ethiopian Wolf - Canis simensis Species Profile images Endangered Africa
The Ethiopian wolf is also called the Simien fox or the Simien jackal.
Source: IUCN/SSC Canid Specialist Group Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle /High School Teacher Section: No

Ethiopian Wolf - Canis simensis Species Profile images Endangered Africa
Learn what's being done to get rabies vaccinations to the Ethiopian wolf.
Source: USA Today Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Ethiopian Wolf - Canis simensis Species Profile images Endangered Africa
The Ethiopian wolf is found only in six or seven mountain ranges of Ethiopia.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle /High School Teacher Section: Yes

Falkland Island Wolf - Dusicyon australis Species Profile images extinct South America
The Falkland Island wolf was found on the East and West Falkland Islands, off the coast of Argentina. The last individual is believed to have been killed in 1876.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Fennec Fox - Vulpes zerda Species Profile images video Least Concern Africa
The fennec fox has really, really, really big ears. Really!
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Fennec Fox - Vulpes zerda Species Profile images Least Concern Africa
The fennec fox is the smallest of all the world's foxes.
Source: National Geographic Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Fennec Fox - Vulpes zerda Species Profile images Least Concern Africa
The fennec fox is found in central Sahara, the through the mountainous and desert regions from northern Morocco, east along the northern tip of the Red Sea to Kuwait, and south into northern Nigeria and Chad.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle /High School Teacher Section: Yes

Fennec Fox - Vulpes zerda Species Profile images Least Concern Africa
The fennec fox is a social animal and may share a burrow systems with up to 12 individuals.
Source: Phoenix Zoo Intended Audience: Students Reading Level: Elementary/Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Golden Jackal - Canis aureus Species Profile images Least Concern Africa Asia Europe
The golden jackal is found in North and East Africa, Southeastern Europe and South Asia to Myanmar.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle /High School Teacher Section: Yes

Golden Jackal - Canis aureus Species Profile images Least Concern Africa Asia Europe
The golden jackal has long legs; a long, pointed muzzle; and a short, bushy tail.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Golden Jackal - Canis aureus Species Profile images Least Concern Africa Asia Europe
The golden jackal is an omnivore and is found in a wide variety of habitats.
Source: IUCN/SSC Canid Specialist Group Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle /High School Teacher Section: No

Gray Fox - Urocyon cinereoargenteus Species Profile images Least Concern North America South America
The gray fox is a solitary hunter and eats a wide variety of foods. A large part of its diet is made up of small mammals like mice, voles and eastern cottontail rabbits.
Source: NHPTV Wildlife Journal Junior Intended Audience: Students Reading Level: Elementary/Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Gray Fox - Urocyon cinereoargenteus Species Profile images Least Concern North America South America
The gray fox is active at night and during twilight. It sleeps during the day in dense vegetation or secluded rocky places.
Source: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Intended Audience: Students Reading Level: Elementary/Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Gray Fox - Urocyon cinereoargenteus Species Profile images Least Concern North America South America
Gray foxes occur throughout most of the southern half of North America from southern Canada to northern Venezuela and Colombia.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle /High School Teacher Section: Yes

Gray Fox - Urocyon cinereoargenteus images Least Concern North America South America
The gray fox lives in a wide variety of habitats but prefers areas with lots of brush or woods.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Gray Fox - Urocyon cinereoargenteus Species Profile images Least Concern North America South America
The gray fox can climb trees!
Source: Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Intended Audience: Students Reading Level: Elementary/Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Gray Wolf - Canis lupus Species Profile images Least Concern Endangered in NH Africa Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species
The gray wolf is the largest of the canid species.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle /High School Teacher Section: Yes

Gray Wolf - Canis lupus Species Profile images Video Audio Least Concern Endangered in NH Africa Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species
Domestic dogs are descended from the gray wolf.
Source: Defenders of Wildlife Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Gray Wolf - Canis lupus Species Profile images Audio Least Concern Endangered in NH Africa Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species
Gray wolves usually live in packs, led by an "alpha pair."
Source: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Intended Audience: Students Reading Level: Elementary/Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Gray Wolf - Canis lupus Species Profile images Least Concern Endangered in NH Africa Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species
Gray wolves are carnivores, often preying on animals larger than they are, including elk, caribou, and deer, as well as beavers, hares, and other small animals.
Source: National Zoo Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Gray Wolf - Canis lupus Species Profile images Least Concern Endangered in NH Africa Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species
Gray wolves live 6-8 years in the wild.
Source: Oregon Zoo Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Gray Wolf - Canis lupus Species Profile Least Concern Endangered in NH Africa Asia Europe North America New Hampshire Species
In the U.S., gray wolves are found in Alaska, Minnesota, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
Source: Enchanted Learning Intended Audience: Students Reading Level: Elementary School Teacher Section: No

Hoary Fox - Pseudalopex vetulus Species Profile images Least Concern South America
The hoary fox is a small fox with grizzled grayish-brown fur, a bushy tail, and a short muzzle.
Source: IUCN/SSC Canid Specialist Group Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle /High School Teacher Section: No

Hoary Fox - Pseudalopex vetulus Species Profile Least Concern South America
The hoary fox is southwestern Brazil.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle /High School Teacher Section: Yes

Jackal Species Profile images Video
Jackals live alone or in pairs.
Source: African Wildlife Foundation Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Kit Fox - Vulpes macrotis Species Profile images video Least Concern North America
The kits fox is a small fox with large ears and a long tail.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Kit Fox - Vulpes macrotis Species Profile images Least Concern North America
The kit fox is found in the southwestern part of the United States and northern and central Mexico.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle /High School Teacher Section: Yes

Kit Fox - Vulpes macrotis Species Profile images video Least Concern North America
The kit fox is found in desert and semi-arid regions between the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Rocky Mountains and on down into Baja California and the North Central states of Mexico; it is also found in the San Joaquin Valley of California.
Source: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Intended Audience: Students Reading Level: Elementary/Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Maned Wolf - Chrysocyon brachyurus Species Profile images video Near Threatened South America
The maned wolf has a red coat, long legs and a mane-like strip of black fur that runs form the back of its head to its shoulders.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Maned Wolf - Chrysocyon brachyurus Species Profile images Near Threatened South America
The maned wolf eats small mammals, insects, reptiles, birds, bird eggs, fruits, and vegetation.
Source: National Zoo Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Maned Wolf - Chrysocyon brachyurus Species Profile images Near Threatened South America
The maned wolf is the largest South American canid.
Source: Animal Diversity Web Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle /High School Teacher Section: Yes

Maned Wolf - Chrysocyon brachyurus Species Profile images Near Threatened South America
The maned wolf is a solitary creature, except during mating season.
Source: Beardsley Zoo Intended Audience: Students Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Maned Wolf - Chrysocyon brachyurus Species Profile images Near Threatened South America
The maned wolf is found in the grasslands and scrub forest of central South America.
Source: IUCN/SSC Canid Specialist Group Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle /High School Teacher Section: No

Mexican Gray Wolf - Canis lupus baileyi Species Profile images North America
The Mexican wolf is a subspecies of the gray wolf. Mexican gray wolves live in packs of 3-8 ruled by an alpha male and female.
Source: Phoenix Zoo Intended Audience: Students Reading Level: Elementary/Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Mexican Gray Wolf - Canis lupus baileyi Species Profile images North America
Wolf pups are born blind and deaf.
Source: Chicago Zoological Society Intended Audience: Students Reading Level: Elementary/Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Mexican Wolf - Canis lupus baileyi Species Profile images North America
Mexican wolves hunt large hoofed mammals, like deer and elk.
Source: The Living Desert Intended Audience: Students Reading Level: Elementary/Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Pale Fox - Vulpes pallida Species Profile images Video Africa
The pale fox has sand colored fur that help it blend in with its desert environment.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Pale Fox - Vulpes pallida Species Profile Africa
The pale fox is found from Senegal to Northern Sudan and Somalia.
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Pampas Fox - Pseudalopex gymnocercus Species Profile images Least Concern South America
The pampas fox is medium-sized and has a grizzled brindled gray coat with paler gray underparts. It has a black muzzle and a thick, bushy tail.
Source: IUCN/SSC Canid Specialist Group Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle /High School Teacher Section: No

Pampas Fox - Pseudalopex gymnocercus Species Profile Least Concern South America
Pampas foxes are found in Paraguay, Uruguay, southern Brazil, eastern Bolivia and north of Rio Negro in Argentina.
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Raccoon Dog - Nyctereutes procyonoides Species Profile images Least Concern Asia
The raccoon dog is native to eastern Siberia, northern China, North Vietnam, Korea, and Japan. It was introduced to western Russia and is now widespread in northern and eastern Europe.
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Raccoon Dog - Nyctereutes procyonoides images video Least Concern Asia
Raccoon dogs live and hunt in pairs or small family groups.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Raccoon Dog - Nyctereutes procyonoides Species Profile images Least Concern Asia
The raccoon dog really does look like a raccoon! It has a black mark, gray fur, short legs, and short, rounded ears.
Source: IUCN/SSC Canid Specialist Group Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle /High School Teacher Section: No

Raccoon Dog - Nyctereutes procyonoides Species Profile images Least Concern Asia
The raccoon dog has curved claws and can climb trees!
Source: World Association of Zoos and Aquariums Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Red Fox - Vulpes vulpes Species Profile images Least Concern Africa Asia Australia Europe North America New Hampshire Species
The red fox has orangish-red fur on its back, sides and head. It has white fur under its neck and on its chest.
Source: NHPTV Wildlife Journal Junior Intended Audience: Students Reading Level: Elementary/Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Red Fox - Vulpes vulpes Species Profile images video Least Concern Africa Asia Australia Europe North America New Hampshire Species
The red fox has a long bushy tail tipped in white, pointed black ears and black legs and feet.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Red Fox - Vulpes vulpes Species Profile images Least Concern Africa Asia Australia Europe North America New Hampshire Species
The red fox is a solitary animal except during mating season and when raising young.
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Red Fox - Vulpes vulpes Species Profile images Least Concern Africa Asia Australia Europe North America New Hampshire Species
The red fox is found in North America, Asia, Europe, and North Africa.
Source: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Intended Audience: Students Reading Level: Elementary/Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Red Wolf - Canis rufus Species Profile images Critically Endangered Endangered in US North America
The red wolf once roamed over much of the southeastern United States, but by the early 1900s it had disappeared from all states except Texas and Louisiana.
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Red Wolf - Canis rufus Species Profile images Critically Endangered Endangered in US North America
The red wolf has been reintroduced to the Alligator River in North Carolina, and the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee and North Carolina.
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Red Wolf - Canis rufus Species Profile images Critically Endangered Endangered in US North America
Red wolves were almost driven almost to extinction, coyotes moved into their former range, and sometimes the two species interbred.
Source: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Intended Audience: Students Reading Level: Elementary/Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Red Wolf - Canis rufus Species Profile images video Critically Endangered Endangered in US North America
The male red wolf is larger than the female.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Red Wolf - Canis rufus Species Profile images video Critically Endangered Endangered in US North America
The red wolf is a smaller and a more slender cousin of the gray wolf. It s coat is gray-black, with a reddish cast.
Source: Defenders of Wildlife Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Red Wolf - Canis rufus Species Profile images video Critically Endangered Endangered in US North America
The red wolf is one of the world’s most endangered wild canids.
Source: US Red Wolf Recovery Project Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Red Wolf - Canis rufus Species Profile Critically Endangered Endangered in US North America
The red wolf has long legs, long ears, a narrow head, and strong jaws with sharp teeth.
Source: Enchanted Learning Intended Audience: Students Reading Level: Elementary School Teacher Section: No

Rüeppell's Fox - Vulpes rueppellii Species Profile Least Concern Africa Asia
Rüeppell's fox is found in desert regions of North Africa and the Arabian peninsula, from as far east as Pakistan, to as far northwest as Israel and Jordan.
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Rüeppell's Fox - Vulpes rueppellii Species Profile images video Least Concern Africa Asia
Rüeppell's fox has brownish-red fur, a white-tipped tail, and big ears.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Short-eared Dog - Atelocynus microtis Species Profile images Near Threatened South America
The short-eared dog is native to the northern part of South America and is found in the Amazon basin regions of Brazil, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia.
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Short-eared Dog - Atelocynus microtis profile images Near Threatened South America
The short-eared dog has a large head; short, rounded ears, and a long, bushy tail.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Side-striped Jackal - Canis adustus Species Profile images Least Concern Africa
Side-striped jackals are found in moist wooded areas in east, west, and central Africa.
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Side-striped Jackal - Canis adustus images video Least Concern Africa
Side-striped jackals mate for life.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle Teacher Section: Yes

Side-striped Jackal - Canis adustus Species Profile Least Concern Africa
The side-striped jackal is light gray to tan and has a white tip on its tail. It has a white stripe from elbow to hip and black stripes on its side.
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South American Gray Fox - Pseudalopex griseus Species Profile Least Concern South America
The South American gray fox is also known as the Argentine gray fox. It is wide spread throughout Patagonia and western Argentina.
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South American Gray Fox - Pseudalopex griseus images video Least Concern South America
The South American gray fox is omnivorous.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle Teacher Section: Yes

Swift Fox - Vulpes velox Species Profile images video Least Concern North America
The swift fox is found on prairie grasslands just east of the Rocky Mountains.
Source: Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Intended Audience: Students Reading Level: Elementary/Middle School Teacher Section: Yes

Swift Fox - Vulpes velox Species Profile images Least Concern North America
The swift fox spends more time underground in its burrow than any other canid.
Source: Defenders of Wildlife Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle School Teacher Section: No

Tibetan Fox - Vulpes ferrilata Species Profile Least Concern Asia
The Tibetan fox is found in the Tibetan plateau of India, China, India, and Nepal.
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Tibetan Fox - Vulpes ferrilata images video Least Concern Asia
The pika is a favorite food of the Tibetan fox.
Source: Arkive Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle Teacher Section: Yes

Tibetan Fox - Vulpes ferrilata Species Profile images Least Concern Asia
The Tibetan foxes can range in color from black to brown and rusty-colored. It has thick fur and short, pointed ears.
Source: IUCN/SSC Canid Specialist Group Intended Audience: General Reading Level: Middle /High School Teacher Section: No