Attitudes to foxes: Overview

Drawing of a fox
The fox image has as an important role in our society

Animals have always played a major role in human culture but the place that the fox occupies is a special one. In all the countries inhabited by foxes, these animals have played a major part in human traditions and folklore. For centuries foxes have been associated in turn with a cunning, deceitful or even evil image, although this has always been coupled with admiration and respect. Today the fox image is used in advertising and the media, and foxes feature regularly in films and children's stories. Our perception of the fox continues to evolve.

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Common myths

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