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Sechuran Fox

Sechuran Fox
Photographer: Mike Weedon

Sechuran Fox Range Map (South America)
Sechuran Fox Range Map (South America)

Latin Name Lycalopex sechurae
Conservation Status Near Threatened
Location South America
Colour Grey
Length 53 - 59 cms (21 - 23 inches)
Tail 25 cms (10 inches)
Weight 3 Kgs (6.6 lbs)
Life Expectancy


Main Characteristics

Sechuran Foxes are the smallest species of fox in South America. They have a body length between 53 and 59 cms (21 - 23 inches), a tail length of approximately 25 cms (10 inches), and they weigh around 3 kgs (6.6 lbs). They are grey in colour with a paler underside.


Sechuran Foxes can be found in the grasslands and semi-arid areas of north western South America.


Sechuran Foxes mainly feed on rodents, birds, insects, seeds, and carrion.


Nothing is known about reproduction in Sechuran Foxes.


Predators of Sechuran Foxes have not been documented.


There are no subspecies of the Sechuran Fox.

Interesting Facts

Sechuran Foxes are also known as:
Sechuran Zorro
Peruvian Desert Fox
Sechura Fox
Sechura Desert Fox

Sechuran Foxes are named after the Sechura Desert in Peru.

Similar Animals

South American Grey Fox
Darwin's Fox
Pampas Fox
Culpeo Fox
Hoary Fox
Island Fox
Grey Fox
Crab-Eating Fox


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