why using a 'fox' icon
Fire fox, which is also called red panda, belongs to Arctoidea. (http://www.mozilla.org/projects/firefox/firefox-name-faq.html) Mascot on this page: http://www.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/new/ is a fire fox. But the one used in your icon is apparently not.
Additional System Details
- User Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.2; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.17 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/24.0.1312.57 Safari/537.17
hello, here is a short description by the designer of the icon how it got created: www.hicksdesign.co.uk/journal/branding-firefox
I kind of like the short lived Phoenix/Firebird icon better. ;) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firefox#Branding_and_visual_identity
Thanks a lot.