Wildlife

Urban Foxes

There are now four times as many foxes living in urban areas of England than 20 years ago, or about one for every 300 city-dwelling humans.

Researchers found that London has about 18 foxes per square kilometer, while the whole of England is home to about 150,000 of the urban omnivores.

But Trevor Williams, of the rescue group The Fox Project, says he thinks that many foxes have become urban dwellers because cities have expanded into their historic habitats. Foxes also seem to thrive in places like London because of the abundance of rats and mice.

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