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Common Name: Blanford's Fox

Scientific Name: Vulpes cana

Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Carnivora

Family: Canidae

Genus: Vulpes

Species: V. cana



Not many people have heard of the Blandford's Fox, and very little is known about it. That's why I'm here to tell you about this amazing animal. The Blanford's Fox weighs between 3-6.5 pounds. You might think that the boy is a different size than the girl, but the truth is, they are exactly the same. The colors of the Blanford's Fox are a white cream, a little bit of black and some are brown. The reason why the Blanford's Fox is called Canisaureus, because Canis means mammal and it is closely related to the dog but smaller than a wolf.


The lifespan of this fox is 4-5 years but has been reported to live up to 10 years. The fox eats seedless grapes, ripe melons, and Russian chives, and sometimes it eats insects. The fox's habitat is in the desert. The Blanford's Fox mainly lives in the Middle East and in desert areas. The fox lives along the Red Sea in Iran, Afghanistan, Oman, and many more places. Sometimes the fox is seen with their children and families. The Blanford's Fox is not endangered, but it is close though.


The fox is vulnerable. Vulnerable means, the fox is considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild. Blanford's Fox is very close to being endangered because of the Red Fox and humans. The Red Fox and the Blanford's Fox are both foxes, but that doesn't mean that they can't be each other's predators. Humans kill this beautiful fox for its fur. Sadly the Blandford's Fox isn't afraid of humans, so it is easy for humans to capture and kill it.


The Blandford's Fox has many different names. In Afghanistan they call them the Afghan Fox; also in some other countries, they call them, Corsac Fox, Dog Fox, Hoary Fox, and lastly the Steppe Fox. This can be confusing because other species are known as the Corsac Fox and the Hoary Fox. I've learned so much about the Blanford's Fox. This animal is an amazing, talented, beautiful creature. This animal is unusual because it eats mostly fruits and not little creatures. I am glad to have researched about the Blanford's Fox.


Author: Michelle A

Published: 02/2009




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