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Crab-Eating Fox

Crab-Eating Fox

Introduction

Head-Body Length: 60-70 cm
Weight: 5-8 kg
Identification: The savanna fox is a gray-brown color with darker ears, tail tip, and tail stripe.
Habitat: Open woodlands, grasslands
Diet: Carnivore: crabs, small rodents, insects, lizards, eggs, frogs
Reproduction: Females have 2-6 cubs each breeding season.
Behavior: Savanna foxes are nocturnal animals.
Status: No special status

 Interesting-Facts:

It eats crabs and crustaceans during the wet season (hence the name, crabeating fox). Insects represent main source of food during the dry periods of the years. Crabeating fox also consumes eggs, birds, tortoise, lizards, fruit and carrion.
 

Geographic: Northern South America Date:1959-09 Subjects: Dusicyon
Canidae
Carnivora
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata
Predatory animals

KEY FACTS

Name Savanna fox , forest fox, wood fox, or Maikong, Cerdocyon thous
Origin Colombia and Venezuela south to Paraguay, Uruguay and Northern Argentina (Eisenberg, 1999).
Size 5.7 kg
Litter Size two litters per year.
Life span Eleven years six months
Reproduction Females have 2-6 cubs each breeding season.
Height 24 to 28 inches
Weight 5.7 kg
Colors Crab-eating fox is covered with brownish grey fur. Legs, face and ears are reddish colored

description of Crab-Eating Fox

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scientific classification

Kingdom – Animalia
Phylum – Chordata
Class – Mammalia
Order – Carnivora
Family – Canidae
Genus – Dusicyon
Genus Species – Dusicyon thous

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