Corsac Fox

Corsac Fox

Vulpes corsac
Corsac Fox at Tayto Park

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The Corsac fox is a medium sized fox species. The corsac coat is yellowish with pale underparts and pale markings around the mouth, chin and throat. During the winter the coat gets much thicker.  Corsac foxes, unlike most species of fox are social animals forming smalls packs. Corsac foxes live in adjoining burrows, which are usually disused burrows dug by other animals such as marmots and ground squirrels. 

Reproduction:

Mating season is January to March. They can have up to 11 kits, but generally 2 to 6 kits are born after a two month gestation period. Males assist in the raising of the young as do other "helper" foxes. The female will move her kits to several burrows after they are born.

Conservation Status:

Classified as Least Concern by the IUCN, however little information exists about the status of populations in most parts of the species’ range.

LC Least Concern NT Near Threatened VU Vulnerable EN Endangered CR Critically Endangered EX Extinct
Threats:

Over-harvesting is their primary threat. Throughout most of their range they are hunted intensively for their pelts.

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