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Crab-Eating Fox

Interesting Facts: Crab-Eating Foxes are also known as: Forest Fox Wood Fox Common Fox Common Zorro Zorro.

Main Characteristics: Crab-Eating Foxes have a body length between 60 and 70 cms (24 - 28 inches), a tail length of approximately 30 cms (12 inches) and they weigh 5 - 8 kgs (11 - 18 lbs).

Habitat: Crab-Eating Foxes can be found in the open woodlands and grasslands of South America.

Diet: Crab-Eating Foxes are omnivores and they mainly feed on crabs, fish, reptiles, birds, rodents, insects, eggs and fruit.

Breeding: After a gestation period of 52 - 59 days, Crab-Eating Foxes give birth to 2 - 6 cubs. They are weaned at 3 months old and reach sexual maturity at 9 months old.

Predators: Humans are predators of Crab-Eating Foxes.

Subspecies: Subspecies of the Crab-Eating Fox include: Cerdocyon thous thous - Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana & North Brazil. Cerdocyon thous azarae - North Brazil. Cerdocyon thous entrerianus - Brazil, Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay & Argentina. Cerdocyon thous aquilus - North Venezuela & Colombia. Cerdocyon thous germanus - Colombia.

Latin Name Cerdocyon thous
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location South America
Colour Grey/Brown
Length 60 - 70 cms (24 - 28 inches)
Tail Approx. 30 cms (12 inches)
Weight 5 - 8 Kgs (11 - 18 lbs)
Life Expectancy

Up to 15 Yrs (in Captivity)

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