|Culpeo Zorro (Pseudalopex culpaeus)
(aka Colpeo Zorro, Culpeo Fox, Dusicyon culpaeus)
November / December 2005
The Culpeo Zorro is distributed in the Andean and Patagonian regions of South America from Ecuador to Tierra del Fuego. It is found in the mountains in the north of its range and the pampas further south.
|The Zorro family in appearance is intermediate between foxes and wolves. The Culpeo Zorro is about 1.5 m long with grizzled grey back and shoulders and tawny head, ears and legs. It has a black tip to its tail.
It feeds on rabbits, hares, rodents and lambs as well as on berries.