Foxes are TRULY the Canidae's version of Cats

Elliptical pupils that thin to slits.

Eyes with built-in reflectors for awesome nightvision.

(Partially) retractable claws.

Can climb a tree.

Powerful jumpers.

But the Canidae improved on the original design:

Omnivore instead of Obligate Carnivore.

Social instead of solitary.

“Whiskers” on the feet for traversal of difficult terrain.

Awesome hearing.

Awesome sense of smell.

And one of them is dating a bunny.


The First Tree 

developed by David Wehle  |  Platforms: Windows, Mac  

“A third-person exploration game centered around two parallel stories: a fox trying to find her missing family, and a young couple dealing with a tragedy in theirs.

"Players take control of the fox on a poignant and beautiful journey that crescendos at the source of life, and perhaps results in the understanding of death. Along the way, players can uncover artifacts and stories from the young couple’s life as they too become intertwined in the fox’s journey towards The First Tree.”

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Charming Animal Bookmarks by Nadya Vasileva 

Russian artist Nadya Vasileva creates some of the most delightfully unique bookmarks for bookworms and animal lovers. The miniature sculptures compromised of polymer clay take the shape of adorable woodland creatures, among our favorites are the mice and foxes! The tails of each figure behave as bookmarks, which makes them incredibly cute! Find them in her Etsy shop.

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The Island Fox is a diminutive and docile fox unique to California’s Channel Islands. In fact, they are the only carnivore unique to California. They are broken up into six subspecies, living on and named after 6 of the 8 Channel Islands.

A new study has revealed that they are unique in another incredible way: they are nearly genetically identical to one another. A lack of genetic diversity can pose serious threats to survival, yet the Island Fox population has been recovering for the last few years (though they are still listed as ‘near threatened’). Read more about this trait and how it may affect the future of the foxes here.