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|
|Length||62 cms (24.4 inches)|
|Tail||34 cms (13.4 inches)|
|Weight||4 - 6 Kgs (8.8 - 13.2 lbs)|