Culpeo Fox


The Culpeo Fox (Lycalopex culpaeus), sometimes known as the zorro culpeo, Andean zorro or Andean fox, is a South American fox species.  In appearance, it bears many similarities to the widely recognized red fox. It has grey and reddish fur, a white chin, reddish legs and a stripe on its back that may be barely visible.

The Culpeo Fox diet consists largely of rodents, rabbits, birds, and lizards, and to a lesser extent, plant material and carrion. The Culpeo Fox does attack sheep on occasion and is therefore often hunted or poisoned.



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