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Fox (Vulpes vulpes; Ukrainian: lys or lysytsia). Mammal of the carnivore order and the dog family. The fox has a body 60–90 cm long and a tail 40–60 cm long and is brown or yellowish brown in color. It feeds on small animals, mainly mouselike rodents. Foxes are quite numerous throughout Ukraine. Their fur is valuable; fox pelts produced on fur farms comprise one of the main commercial furs in Ukraine.

[This article originally appeared in the Encyclopedia of Ukraine, vol. 1 (1984).]

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