English Name:

-Hoary zorro / hoary fox / small-toothed dog

other names

-Fr: Renard du Bresil
-Ger: (Brasilianischer) Kampfuchs



Lathin Name:

-Lycalopex vetulus / Dusicyon Vetulus


-Shape and Size Foxlike. Fur short, dense7, yellow-brown, downside lightened.
-Short, predominantly gray fur; black longitude stripe on upper surface of the tail; tip of tail also black 7
-Hoary foxes are smaller than pampas foxes and are almost uniformly gray, with a white throat. The exterior of the legs is yellow, and there is a black spot above the tail gland.
-Body length: About 2 ft; 60 cm
-Tail length: 13 in; 32 cm
-Weight: 5.9-8.8 lb; 2.7-4 kg

Geographic Range:

-southern Central-brasilia


-Like the Pampas fox, denizens of savannas
-Hoary foxes live in tall grass steppes and in savanna interspersed with wooden islands. Their habitat extends across the more open terrain of east central Brazil. Little is known of their habits, which are thought to resemble those of the oamoas fox.


Activity: dusk and during the night
-nests built in deserted armadillo caves or similar sites
-follow civilization.


-Young per birth: 2-4
- Birth-time: Sep.

Food Habits:

-Small mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, plants, fruits

Specialities :


others :

- existence in the wild localy endangered, rarely shown in Zoos.
- General Info about all Kamp-foxes
- nobody really known the present status of the small hoary zorro, Dusicyon vetulus, also known as the hoary fox or small-toothed dog, which may be suffering from changing agricultural practices and deforestation...

-The Brazilian hoary fox (Dusicyon vetulus) is sometimes classed in a genus of its own, Lycalopex, but apparently there seems to be no justification for doing so.