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Corsac Fox

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Corsac Fox

Main Characteristics
Corsac Foxes have a body length between 50 and 60 cms (19.7 - 23.6 inches), a tail length between 22 and 35 cms (8.7 - 13.8 inches) and they weigh between 2.5 and 5 kgs (5.5 - 11 lbs). Their thick fur is silver grey in colour with a pale underside.

Corsac Foxes can be found in the semi-deserts and steppes of central and north east Asia.

Corsac Foxes mainly feed on rodents but they will also eat birds, insects and fruits.

After a gestation period of 50 - 60 days, Corsac Foxes give birth to 2 - 6 kits in a den. Nothing is known about the development of the youngsters.

Humans are predators of Corsac Foxes.

Subspecies of the Corsac Fox include:
Vulpes corsac corsac
Vulpes corsac kalmykorum
Vulpes corsac turcmenicus

Interesting Facts
Corsac Foxes are also known as: Steppe Fox
Blanford's Fox (Vulpes cana) are also known as Corsac, but please note these are different species.

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