A small, elusive canid native to the arid coastal deserts of northwestern Peru and southwestern Ecuador. Don’t let its diminutive size fool you; this fox is a survivor, adapted to thrive in one of the harshest environments on earth.
The Sechuran fox has a distinctive reddish-brown fur coat and large ears, which help it regulate its body temperature in the scorching desert heat. This clever fox has a varied diet, feasting on everything from insects and small rodents to cactus fruit and eggs stolen from bird nests. Despite its adaptability, the Sechuran fox faces numerous threats, including habitat loss and hunting, making it a species of conservation concern.
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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