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South American Grey Fox

South American Grey Fox Range Map (South America)
South American Grey Fox Range Map
(South America)

Latin Name Lycalopex griseus
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location South America
Colour Grey
Length 42 - 68 cms (16.5 - 26.8 inches)
Tail 30 - 36 cms (12 - 14 inches)
Weight 2 - 4 Kgs (4.4 - 8.8 lbs)
Life Expectancy


Main Characteristics

South American Grey Foxes have a body length between 42 and 68 cms (16.5 - 26.8 inches), a tail length between 30 and 36 cms (12 - 14 inches) and they weigh between 2 and 4 kgs (4.4 - 8.8 lbs).

They are grey in colour with a pale underside and they have rust coloured markings around their head, ears and legs.


South American Grey Foxes can be found on the plains, grasslands, forest edges and the foothills of mountain ranges in southern South America.


South American Grey Foxes mainly feed on rodents, birds and rabbits.


After a gestation period of approximately 2 months, 2 - 4 young are born in a den.


Predators of South American Grey Foxes have not been documented.


There are no subspecies of the South American Grey Fox.

Interesting Facts

South American Grey Foxes are also known as:
South American Gray Fox
Argentine Grey Fox
Argentine Gray Fox
Patagonian Fox
Grey Zorro

Griseus is latin for grey.

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Culpeo Fox
Darwin's Fox
Pampas Fox
Sechuran Fox
Hoary Fox
Island Fox
Bat-Eared Fox
Crab-Eating Fox


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