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Pampas Fox

Pampas Fox

Pampas Fox Range Map (South America)
Pampas Fox Range Map (South America)

Latin Name Lycalopex gymnocercus
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location South America
Colour Grey
Length 62 cms (24.4 inches)
Tail 34 cms (13.4 inches)
Weight 4 - 6 Kgs (8.8 - 13.2 lbs)
Life Expectancy

13 Yrs

Main Characteristics

Pampas Foxes have a body length of approximately 62 cms (24.4 inches), a tail length of approximately 34 cms (13.4 inches), and they weigh between 4 and 6 kgs (8.8 - 13.2 lbs).

They are grey in colour with a pale underside and brownish markings on their head and legs. They have a long, bushy tail with a black tip. They are solitary and mainly nocturnal but are sometimes active during the day in areas that have very few human inhabitants.


Pampas Foxes can be found in a range of habitats in central South America.


Pampas Foxes mainly feed on rabbits, rodents, and birds, but they will also eat lizards, frogs, fruit, sugar cane and domestic livestock.


After a gestation period of 55 - 60 days, Pampas Foxes give birth to 3 - 5 cubs in a den.


Humans are predators of Pampas Foxes


Subspecies of the Pampas Fox include:

Lycalopex gymnocercus antiquus
Lycalopex gymnocercus domeykoanus
Lycalopex gymnocercus gracilis
Lycalopex gymnocercus gymnocercus
Lycalopex gymnocercus maullinicus

Interesting Facts

Pampas Foxes are also known as:
Azara's Fox
Azara's Zorro

Similar Animals

South American Grey Fox
Darwin's Fox
Culpeo Fox
Sechuran Fox
Hoary Fox
Island Fox
Bat-Eared Fox
Crab-Eating Fox


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