Main Characteristics: Hoary Foxes have a body length of approximately 60 cms (23.6 inches), a tail length of approximately 30 cms (11.8 inches), and they weigh between 2.7 and 4 kgs (6 - 8.8 lbs).
They are grey in colour with a pale underside and reddish/brown markings on their ears and legs. Their tail has a dark stripe along the dorsal line and a black tip. They are active during the day.
Habitat: Hoary Foxes can be found in the wooded, mountainous and savanna areas of central South America.
Diet: Hoary Foxes mainly feed on insects, but they will also eat rodents.
Breeding: After a gestation period of 55 - 60 days, Hoary Foxes give birth to 2 - 4 cubs in a den.
Predators: Humans are predators of Hoary Foxes.
Subspecies: There are no subspecies of the Hoary Fox.
|Latin Name||Lycalopex vetulus|
|Conservation Status||Least Concern|
|Length||60 cms (23.6 inches)|
|Tail||30 cms (11.8 inches)|
|Weight||2.7 - 4 Kgs (6 - 8.8 lbs)|
Up to 15 Yrs