Corsac fox Facts

Corsac fox Facts
Corsac fox, also known as steppe fox, is a medium sized fox that belongs to the family of dogs. There are 3 subspecies of corsac fox that can be found in Central Asia. Corsac fox is adapted to the life in arid areas. It inhabits grassy steppes and semi-deserts. Corsac fox is often on a target of hunters because of its fur. Luckily, number of corcas fox is still large and stable in the wild. Corsac fox is not on the list of endangered animals.
Interesting Corsac fox Facts:
Corsac fox can reach 18 to 26 inches in length and 3.5 to 7.1 pounds of weight. Tail is usually 7.5 to 13.8 inches long.
Corsac fox has silver grey or yellowish grey fur. Mouth, chin and throat, as well as lower parts of the body are covered with pale fur. Density of the fur depends on the season (coat is thicker during the winter).
Corsac fox has small teeth and wide head. It has excellent eyesight and sense of hearing and smell. These senses are used to facilitate detection of the prey and predators.
Corsac foxes have hooked claws that are used for climbing on the trees and for digging of shallow holes in the ground.
Corsac foxes are nocturnal creatures (active during the night).
Corsac foxes are carnivores (meat-eaters). Their diet consists of rodents such as voles, hamsters and ground squirrels. They occasionally eat fruit and carcasses.
Corsac foxes are able to survive long period of time without food. Due to lack of water in their native habitats they are adapted to extract moisture from the food they eat.
Major predators of corsac foxes are wolves and large birds such as eagles and buzzards.
Corsac foxes are not territorial animals. They travel large distances to find food (nomadic lifestyle). Corsac foxes sometimes migrate to the south during the winter to avoid low temperatures and lack of food.
Corsac foxes live in abandoned burrows of marmots and badgers. Pack of foxes usually shares one burrow or complex of tunnels.
Corsac foxes produce high-pitched yelps to alert other members of the group about potential danger. They bark during the hunt.
Mating season of corsac foxes takes place from January to March. Males compete for the attention of females. Corsac foxes are monogamous animals (one pair mate for a lifetime).
Pregnancy in females lasts 52 to 60 days and ends with 2 to 6 pups (rarely 10). Babies spend first few weeks of their life in the underground den. Both parents take care of the young foxes.
Young corsac fox reaches sexual maturity at the age of 9 to 10 months and starts to reproduce at the age of one year.
Corsac fox can survive up to 9 years in the wild.

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