Pampas Fox

Interesting Facts: Pampas Foxes are also known as: Azara's Fox Azara's Zorro.

Main Characteristics: Pampas Foxes have a body length of approximately 62 cms (24.4 inches), a tail length of approximately 34 cms (13.4 inches), and they weigh between 4 and 6 kgs (8.8 - 13.2 lbs).

They are grey in colour with a pale underside and brownish markings on their head and legs. They have a long, bushy tail with a black tip. They are solitary and mainly nocturnal but are sometimes active during the day in areas that have very few human inhabitants.

Habitat: Pampas Foxes can be found in a range of habitats in central South America.

Diet: Pampas Foxes mainly feed on rabbits, rodents, and birds, but they will also eat lizards, frogs, fruit, sugar cane and domestic livestock.

Breeding: After a gestation period of 55 - 60 days, Pampas Foxes give birth to 3 - 5 cubs in a den.

Predators: Humans are predators of Pampas Foxes

Subspecies: Subspecies of the Pampas Fox include: Lycalopex gymnocercus antiquus, Lycalopex gymnocercus domeykoanus, Lycalopex gymnocercus gracilis, Lycalopex gymnocercus gymnocercus and Lycalopex gymnocercus maullinicus.

Latin Name Lycalopex gymnocercus
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location South America
Colour Grey
Length 62 cms (24.4 inches)
Tail 34 cms (13.4 inches)
Weight 4 - 6 Kgs (8.8 - 13.2 lbs)
Life Expectancy

15 Yrs

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