Main Characteristics: Rueppell's Foxes have a body length between 40 and 52 cms (16 - 20.5 inches), a tail length between 25 and 39 cms (10 - 15.5 inches) and they weigh between 1 and 3.5 kgs (2.25 - 6.5 lbs).
They have sandy or silver/grey coloured fur with a pale coloured underside. The tip of their tail is white and they have black markings on their muzzle.
Habitat: Rueppell's Foxes can be found in deserts and arid regions of north Africa and west Asia.
Diet: Rueppell's Foxes feed on invertebrates, small mammals, reptiles, eggs, fruit and carrion.
Breeding: After a gestation period of 51 - 53 days, Rueppell's Foxes give birth to a litter of 3 - 6 cubs. They are weaned by the time they are 2 months old and are independent at 4 months old. They reach sexually maturity at approximately 1 year old.
Predators: Humans, birds of prey and owls are predators of Rueppell's Foxes.
Subspecies: There are five subspecies of Rueppell's Fox: Vulpes rueppelli rueppellii, Vulpes rueppelli caesia, Vulpes rueppelli cyrenaica, Vulpes rueppelli sabaea and Vulpes rueppelli zarudneyi.
|Latin Name||Vulpes rueppelli|
|Conservation Status||Least Concern|
|Location||N Africa & W Asia|
|Length||40 - 52 cms (16 - 20.5 inches)|
|Tail||25 - 39 cms (10 - 15.5 inches)|
|Weight||1 - 3.5 Kgs (2.25 - 6.5 lbs)|
Up to 15 Yrs (in Captivity)