Darwin's Fox

South America Endangered Animals

Description

Darwin's Fox is one of the smallest fox species in the world. The skin color of the Darwin's Fox is dark gray to almost black. The legs and ears of this fox are red. From the head to the body, it is usually 48-60 centimeters long. The tail is 17-26 centimeters long. A usual Darwin's Fox is 1.9-2.95 kilograms heavy.(Ark)

Critical Information

Darwin's fox is currently critically endangered on the endangered list. They are endangered because of many dogs attacking them and the diseases that they carry.(Ark)


Food Chain

Habitat

The Darwin's fox only lives in two places: The Chiloe Islands and inside and around the Nahuelbuta National Park.(Ark)

Adaptations

Darwin's fox has small size and short tail good for dense forest grounds. Dark colored skin helps camouflage in the forest floor. They can swim to move faster in forests.(Ark)
Darwin's Fox (ZORRO CHILOTE) (LYCALOPEX FULVIPES)

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Photo Credits

Rabbits:


photo credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomitapio/5777302785/">Tomi Tapio</a> via <a href="http://photopin.com">photopin</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/">cc</a>



Berries:


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Hunting Dogs:


photo credit: <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/dutch-tiger/4733174615/">Sonja Pauen</a> via <a href="http://photopin.com">photopin</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/">cc</a>



Darwin's Fox Piture #1:


"Darwin's Fox (Pseudalopex Fulvipes)." Darwin's Fox Photo. ARKive, n.d. Web. 19 Apr. 2013.


Chiloe Islands:


Dun, Jeff. Travel Manga. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Apr. 2013. <http://www.travelmagma.com/chile-travel-forum/travel-to-chiloe-island#prettyPhoto[gallery2]/0/>.


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