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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).

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.


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 15 Yrs

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