The Sand Fox

sand fox

The Rueppells fox, which is also called the sand fox, is similar to the red fox only it has a smaller body. It has soft and dense sandy or silver-grey fur, black patches around the side of its muzzle and a white tip on the end of its tail. It is from16-20 ½ inches long with a tail of 10-15 ½ inches and weigh 1-3.5 kg. In some regions, this fox will pair up for life but in other regions they will form groups of up to 15 members. It lives in and around the areas of North Africa’s and West Africa’s deserts. It is mostly active at night and usually sleeps during the day in its den. When this fox builds its den only days later it will alter its features. This species of fox’s habitat destruction is leading to its endangerment.

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