Culpeo Zorro (Pseudalopex culpaeus)
(aka Colpeo Zorro, Culpeo Fox, Dusicyon culpaeus)
Culpeo Zorro, Torres del Paine, Chile, December 2005 - click for larger image Chile
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.

Culpeo Zorro, Torres del Paine, Chile, December 2005 - click for larger image 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.

Culpeo Zorro, Embalse El Yeso, Chile, November 2005 - click for larger image .
Culpeo Zorro, Embalse El Yeso, Chile, November 2005 - click for larger image
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