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Darwin's Fox

Darwin's Fox
Photographer: Fernando Bórquez

Darwin's Fox
Photographer: Fernando Bórquez

Darwin's Fox Range Map (South America)
Darwin's Fox Range Map (South America)
Latin Name Lycalopex fulvipes
Conservation Status Critically Endangered
Location South America
Colour Dark Grey
Length 53 cms (21 inches)
Tail 22 cms (9 inches)
Weight 2 - 3 Kgs (4.4 - 6.6 lbs)
Life Expectancy

Up to 7 Yrs (Wild)

Main Characteristics

Darwin's Foxes have a body length of approximately 53 cms (21 inches), a tail length of approximately 22 cms (9 inches), and they weigh between 2 and 3 kgs (4.4 - 6.6 lbs). They are dark grey in colour with a pale coloured underside


Darwin's Foxes can be found in the temperate forests of Chile, South America. They exist in two small, distinct populations; one population is on the island of Chiloé and they other is in the Nahuelbuta National Park.


Darwin's Foxes mainly feed on small mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, insects and fruits.


Little is known about reproduction in Darwin's Foxes. They breed once a year in October and they produce litters of 2 - 3 cubs.


Predators of Darwin's Foxes have not been documented.


There are no subspecies of Darwin's Fox.

Interesting Facts

Darwin's Foxes are also known as:
Darwin Fox
Darwin's Zorro
Zorro Chilote
Zorro de Chilote
Zorro de Darwin

Darwin's Foxes are named after Charles Darwin.

Similar Animals

South American Grey Fox
Culpeo Fox
Pampas Fox
Sechuran Fox
Hoary Fox
Grey Fox
Island Fox
Bat-Eared Fox


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