Patagonian Grey Fox Facts   

  • Name:
    Zorro Chilla or Gris / Patagonian Fox or Grey Fox
  • Scientific Name:
    Lycalopex griseus
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  • Description:
    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 colour, 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.
Patagonian Grey Fox


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.


Throughout Chile.


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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