Fox Facts | Switzerland Wildlife Guide
Red fox males and females, and sometimes their older young, work together to care for the pups, who remain in the den at least until the fall of the year they were born and sometimes even longer, especially for females. The older pups will leave to find their own range where they will remain for life.
The family groups have a range with earthen dens and often other emergency burrows within their home range. They will often use dens of other animals and use the same den over and over for generations. They are nocturnal, but in the morning, you may see parents watching the young kits play outside before tucking them away to go hunt.
Red foxes use different vocalizations to communicate among themselves, with over 28 different vocalizations captured and described by researchers.
They also rely on facial expressions and scent marking through urine, feces, and sac secretions.