Ecology: Cub diet description

The pie chart shows the diet composition of urban fox cubs in London, UK. The percentage value of each category is as follows:

  • Scavanged meat: 13.8 percent
  • Invertebrates: 26.5 percent
  • Wild birds: 27.5 percent
  • Wild mammals: 10.0 percent
  • Other scavenged items: 6.4 percent
  • Pets: 7.6 percent
  • Fruit: 8.2 percent

Cub mortality description

The histograms show the causes of mortality of urban fox cubs in the cities of London and Bristol, UK, in the late 1970s. The percentage value of each category is as follows:

  • Road traffic accidents, London: 8.1 percent, Bristol: 64.3 percent
  • Human control, London: 86.7 percent, Bristol: 8.8 percent
  • Disease, London: 2.4 percent, Bristol: 6.9 percent
  • Other causes, London: 1.9 percent, Bristol: 14.0 percent
  • Unknown, London: 0.7 percent, Bristol: 6.1 percent

References

  • Harris, S. (1981) The food of suburban foxes (Vulpes vulpes), with special reference to London. Mammal Review 11, 151-168.
  • Harris, S. & Smith, G.C. (1987) Demography of two urban fox (Vulpes vulpes) populations. Journal of Applied Ecology 24, 75-86.