Frequently Asked Questions
The number of foxes in Britain:
- How many foxes are there in Britain?
- Are foxes evenly spread across Britain?
- Are foxes native to Britain?
TopHow many foxes are there in Britain?
At the end of winter, when numbers are lowest, there are 258,000 adult foxes in Britain, of which 225,000 live in rural areas, 33,000 in urban areas. Around 425,000 cubs are born each spring.
TopAre foxes evenly spread across Britain?
No: average densities at the end of winter range from 0.21 foxes per square kilometre in upland areas of Scotland to 2.23 foxes per square kilometre in the arable areas of central and eastern Scotland.
TopAre foxes native to Britain?
Yes, although in the 1800s foxhunts imported many thousands of foxes from Europe to increase the number of foxes in lowland areas.