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Crab-Eating Fox

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Crab-Eating Fox

Main Characteristics
Crab-Eating Foxes have a body length between 60 and 70 cms (24 - 28 inches), a tail length of approximately 30 cms (12 inches) and they weigh 5 - 8 kgs (11 - 18 lbs).

Crab-Eating Foxes can be found in the open woodlands and grasslands of South America.

Crab-Eating Foxes are omnivores and they mainly feed on crabs, fish, reptiles, birds, rodents, insects, eggs and fruit.

After a gestation period of 52 - 59 days, Crab-Eating Foxes give birth to 2 - 6 cubs. They are weaned at 3 months old and reach sexual maturity at 9 months old.

Humans are predators of Crab-Eating Foxes.

Subspecies of the Crab-Eating Fox include:

Cerdocyon thous thous - Venezuela, Guyana, Surinam, French Guiana & North Brazil.

Cerdocyon thous azarae - North Brazil.

Cerdocyon thous entrerianus - Brazil, Bolivia, Uruguay, Paraguay & Argentina.

Cerdocyon thous aquilus - North Venezuela & Colombia.

Cerdocyon thous germanus - Colombia.

Interesting Facts
Crab-Eating Foxes are also known as:
Forest Fox
Wood Fox
Common Fox
Common Zorro

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