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Pampas Fox

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Pampas Fox

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.

Pampas Foxes can be found in a range of habitats in central South America.

Pampas Foxes mainly feed on rabbits, rodents, and birds, but they will also eat lizards, frogs, fruit, sugar cane and domestic livestock.

After a gestation period of 55 - 60 days, Pampas Foxes give birth to 3 - 5 cubs in a den.

Humans are predators of Pampas Foxes

Subspecies of the Pampas Fox include:

Lycalopex gymnocercus antiquus
Lycalopex gymnocercus domeykoanus
Lycalopex gymnocercus gracilis
Lycalopex gymnocercus gymnocercus
Lycalopex gymnocercus maullinicus

Interesting Facts

Pampas Foxes are also known as:
Azara's Fox
Azara's Zorro

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