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Cape Fox

Cape Fox

Introduction

Head-Body Length:45-61 cm
Weight:3.6-4.5 kg
Identification:The coat of the cape fox is rufous-agouti with a silver-gray back, a black tail tip, and a dark facial mask.
Habitat:Steppes, rocky deserts
Diet:Omnivore: rodents, birds, insects, fruit
Reproduction:Cape foxes are monogamous and mate once a year. After a gestation period of about two months, the female gives birth to 1-6 young in an underground burrow or rock crevice.
The social structure of the cape fox varies. Some remain solitary while others form small groups consisting of one male and several females (possibly related).
Behavior:A common hunting tactic is the ‘mouse leap’ – the fox jumps straight up off of the ground and dives front feet first onto the prey.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:Human persecution has been responsible for numerical declines in the cape fox population, though studies have shown that this species is not a harmful predator

Geographic:Southern Africa Date:1965-10 Subjects: Vulpes
Foxes
Canidae
Carnivora
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata
Predatory animals

KEY FACTS

Name Cape fox,Vulpes chama
Origin Southern Africa
Size 45-61 cm
Litter Size 1-6 youngs
Life span up to 10 years
Reproduction Cape foxes are monogamous and mate once a year. After a gestation period of about two months, the female gives birth to 1-6 young in an underground burrow or rock crevice
Weight 3.6-4.5 kg
Colors They are coloured silver grey on their back and yellow on their flanks and underside. Their long tail is bushy with a black tip and they have slender legs

description of Cape Fox

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scientific classification

Kingdom – Animalia
Phylum – Chordata
Class – Mammalia
Order – Carnivora
Family – Canidae
Genus – Vulpes
Genus Species – Vulpes chama

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