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The Indian fox is a Omnivores animal and is found in the Indian sub-continent (mainly all through out India, the foothills of Himalayas in Nepal, some parts of Pakistan and Bangladesh). It is listed as Least Concern in the IUCN red list. However, the lack of habitat protection is posing a threat to it. Its scientific name is ‘Vulpes bengalensis’ and is more famously known as Bengal fox.

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RG155- Juvenile Indian Fox

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RG156- Two young foxes

The habitat of Bengal fox is mainly semi-arid regions, thorn forests, grasslands, hilly areas and areas surrounding villages. A fox is a solitary hunter and its diet consists of eggs, fruits, rodents, insects, reptiles, small mammals, birds and termites.

The Bengal fox is a small-medium sized fox and has a reddish brown fur. The color of fur varies depending on its habitat and geographical location.  An adult can measure up to 40-70 cm in length (including the tail, which is normally more than half of this total length) and weigh around 6-12 kg on an average. It has long ears (rather large compared to its body size) which are pointed and the tail is bushy and black at the tip. The head is dark brown between the ears with a black margin. The neck and ears are light brown while the chest and belly region is paler or grey in color. The legs are rufous or dark brown colored. It has an elongated muzzle, black nostril with black lips and there are dark brown to black stripes on either side of the muzzle. The canine teeth are strong and longer.

They live in pairs and make different vocal sounds to communicate. The Indian fox is active during twilight after darkness and during the day times, it hides in the dens which they dig under ground. The breeding season starts in autumn and gestation period is nearly 2 months after which 4-5 cubs are born.

 A fox can eat around 1 kg of food daily and can store food for latter consumption. The lifespan of a fox is around 5-10 years.

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