Are foxes endangered ?

Unfortunately yes, foxes are endangered. Some species of foxes, such as crab fox and African fox fox, are listed as endangered due to slow breeding and inability to adapt to changes in their environment.

The Arctic fox is under the least threat of extinction among other animal species, except for the Scandinavian population where it is endangered. The total number of Arctic foxes in Finland, Norway and Sweden is only about 120 adults.

The main threat to the Arctic fox is the historic hunt for its valuable fur. Polar fox is one of the most important land animals, which is still hunted by indigenous peoples.

Another threat is considered to be diseases that are spread north of the larger and more aggressive common or red fox living in some areas of the Arctic territory. This indirect threat to Arctic fox appeared as a result of climate change.