These are one of the smallest of the African canids, and little is known about them.
They live for up to 10 years.
Body length: 45-61cm, Tail length: 30-40cm, Standing height: 28-33cm, Weight: 3.6-5kg.
Cape foxes have a silver grey back, light yellow flanks and underside, and a black tip of the tail.
This species inhabits south west Africa, from Southern Zimbabwe to the Cape provinces.
They inhabit savannahs and semi-arid regions.
Cape foxes are omnivorous, feeding on small mammals, insects, carrion and also fruit.
They are found alone or in pairs.
Cape foxes have a gestation period of 51-53 days, after which they give birth to 3-6 cubs, which weigh 50-100g.
Little is known about the occurrence of Cape foxes.