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Blanford's Fox

Blanford's Fox Range Map (West & South Asia)
Blanford's Fox Range Map (West & South Asia)








Latin Name Vulpes cana
Conservation Status Vulnerable
Location W & S Asia
Colour Light Tan or Greyish
Length 40 - 50 cms (15.7 - 19.7 inches)
Tail 33 - 41 cms (13 - 16 inches)
Weight 3 - 4 Kgs (6.6 - 8.8 lbs)
Life Expectancy

Up to 10 Yrs

Main Characteristics

Blanford's Foxes are a small species of fox. They have a body length between 40 and 50 cms (15.7 - 19.7 inches), a tail length between 33 and 41 cms (13 - 16 inches) and they weigh between 3 and 4 kgs (6.6 - 8.8 lbs).

They are light tan or greyish in colour with a pale coloured underside. Their long, bushy tail has a black tip. They are solitary and active at night.

Habitat

Blanford's Foxes are found in the semi-arid regions, steppes and mountains in west and south Asia.

Diet

Blanford's Foxes mainly feed on fruit, such as melons and grapes, insects and rodents.

Breeding

After a gestation period of 51 - 53 days, Blanford's Foxes give birth to 1 - 3 cubs. At birth the cubs weigh between 50 and 100 g (1.8 - 3.5 oz). They are weaned by the time they reach 6 weeks old and reach sexual maturity at 8 - 12 months old.

Predators

Humans are predators of Blanford's Foxes.

Subspecies

There are no subspecies of Blanford's Fox.

Interesting Facts

Blanford's Foxes are also known as:
Afghan Fox
Corsac
Dog Fox
Hoary Fox
Steppe Fox

Please note: There are two entirely different species of fox called Hoary Fox (Lycalopex vetulus) and Corsac Fox (Vulpes corsac).

Similar Animals

Red Fox
Arctic Fox
Bengal Fox
Corsac Fox
Kit Fox
Rueppell's Fox
Swift Fox
Tibetan Sand Fox

 


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