Patagonian Grey Fox
Name: Zorro Chilla or Gris / Patagonian Fox or Gray Fox
Scientific Name: Lycalopex griseus
It is smaller than the Culpeo Fox, measuring between 80-90 cm. (35 to 39 in) including its tail (30 -36 cm/ 13 to 16 in). The male weighs 4 kg (9 lb.) and females about 3.5 kg (8 lb.). Its chin is a very strong black color, while its legs are pale reddish brown with a black spot on its thigh. The underside of the tail is reddish brown mixed with black.
They begin mating at age 1 and the season is from June to October. They mate only once a year, and have between 3 and 6 offspring in burrows. As additional information, it is curious that the male helps the female in feeding its offspring.
Steppe and Xerofitic shrublands areas.
Their diet consists mainly of birds, lizards, rodents, insects, worms, hares and also eat some wild fruits like Calafate, Chaura and Zarzaparrilla.
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