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Corsac Fox

Corsac Fox

Corsac Fox Range Map (Asia)
Corsac Fox Range Map (Asia)

Latin Name Vulpes corsac
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location Asia
Colour Silver/Grey
Length 50 - 60 cms (19.7 - 23.6 inches)
Tail 22 - 35 cms (8.7 - 13.8 inches)
Weight 2.5 - 5 Kgs (5.5 - 11 lbs)
Life Expectancy


Main Characteristics

Corsac Foxes have a body length between 50 and 60 cms (19.7 - 23.6 inches), a tail length between 22 and 35 cms (8.7 - 13.8 inches) and they weigh between 2.5 and 5 kgs (5.5 - 11 lbs). Their thick fur is silver grey in colour with a pale underside.


Corsac Foxes can be found in the semi-deserts and steppes of central and north east Asia.


Foxes mainly feed on rodents but they will also eat birds, insects and fruits.


After a gestation period of 50 - 60 days, Corsac Foxes give birth to 2 - 6 kits in a den. Nothing is known about the development of the youngsters.


Humans are predators of Corsac Foxes.


Subspecies of the Corsac Fox include:

Vulpes corsac corsac
Vulpes corsac kalmykorum
Vulpes corsac turcmenicus

Interesting Facts

Corsac Foxes are also known as:
Steppe Fox

Blanford's Fox (Vulpes cana) are also known as Corsac, but please note these are different species.

Similar Animals

Red Fox
Arctic Fox
Bengal Fox
Blanford's Fox
Kit Fox
Rueppell's Fox
Swift Fox
Tibetan Sand Fox


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