Hoary Fox

Frosty, furry, and fabulous: Meet the Hoary fox – the silver fox of South America

Carlos Henrique Luz Nunes de Almeida

A charming and elusive wild dog that roams the grasslands, scrublands, and savannas of Brazil, Paraguay, Bolivia, and Argentina. This fox is known for its beautiful silver-grey coat, which allows it to blend in with its surroundings and avoid predator detection. Despite its small size and cute appearance, the Hoary Fox is a fierce predator, preying on rodents, birds, and insects.

What makes the Hoary Fox unique is its remarkable ability to adapt to changing environments. This fox can survive in a range of habitats, from dry deserts to wet tropical forests. It is also able to adjust its diet according to the food available, making it a highly adaptable and resilient species. Unfortunately, the Hoary Fox is facing increasing threats from habitat loss and hunting, and its populations are declining.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Brazil
49,000 – 96,000
Official estimate
NT
2019

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No