Hoary Fox

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

Carlos Henrique Luz Nunes de Almeida

Hoary Fox


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

Population 49,000 – 96,000
10% decline in the next 12 years

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.


Population est.
49,000 – 96,000
Official estimate

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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