The gray fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) is a common resident of Grand Canyon National Park. This small member of the dog family is an adept climber and may be seen up trees. They generally have home ranges from about 1-2 mi2 (2.5-5 km2) and are rarely seen outside forested areas. As nocturnal omnivores, they eat everything from small mammals like mice and rabbits to insects, fruits, and nuts and are usually only active after dusk and before dawn.
To avoid confusing the gray fox with other mammals in the Grand Canyon, look for these characteristics:
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Last updated: August 18, 2015