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Tibetan Sand Fox

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Tibetan Sand Fox

Main Characteristics
Tibetan Sand Foxes are a very unusual looking species of fox. They have a body length between 50 and 70 cms (19.6 - 27.6 inches), a tail length between 29 and 40 cms (11.4 - 15.7 inches) and they weigh between 3 and 6 kgs (6.6 - 13.2 lbs).

Their thick fur is yellowish and grey in colour with a pale underside. They have a broad, square head and small, triangular ears.

Tibetan Sand Foxes can be found in the highlands and steppes of Nepal and Tibet.

Tibetan Sand Foxes mainly feed on pikas, but they will also eat rodents, rabbits, hares, ground birds, insects, carrion and fruit.

After a gestation period of 51 - 53 days, Tibetan Sand Foxes give birth to a litter of 3 - 6 young in a den.


Humans are predators of Tibetan Sand Foxes.

There are no subspecies of the Tibetan Sand Fox.

Interesting Facts

Tibetan Sand Foxes are also known as:
Tibetan Fox
Sand Fox

Tibetan Sand Foxes had never been caught on film until 2006 when the BBC filmed the Planet Earth series. They featured in episode 7 - Great Plains, to see an image of a Tibetan Sand Fox

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