South American Grey Fox

Interesting Facts: South American Grey Foxes are also known as: South American Gray Fox Argentine Grey Fox Argentine Gray Fox Patagonian Fox Grey Zorro Chilla Griseus is latin for grey.

Main Characteristics: South American Grey Foxes have a body length between 42 and 68 cms (16.5 - 26.8 inches), a tail length between 30 and 36 cms (12 - 14 inches) and they weigh between 2 and 4 kgs (4.4 - 8.8 lbs).

They are grey in colour with a pale underside and they have rust coloured markings around their head, ears and legs.

Habitat: South American Grey Foxes can be found on the plains, grasslands, forest edges and the foothills of mountain ranges in southern South America.

Diet: South American Grey Foxes mainly feed on rodents, birds and rabbits.

Breeding: After a gestation period of approximately 2 months, 2 - 4 young are born in a den.

Predators: Predators of South American Grey Foxes have not been documented.

Subspecies: There are no subspecies of the South American Grey Fox.

Latin Name Lycalopex griseus
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location South America
Colour Grey
Length 42 - 68 cms (16.5 - 26.8 inches)
Tail 30 - 36 cms (12 - 14 inches)
Weight 2 - 4 Kgs (4.4 - 8.8 lbs)
Life Expectancy

Up to 15 Yrs

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