Blanford's foxes are less suspicious than other foxes, and are therefore easy to trap and kill. This has meant that they have been dramatically reduced from their range.
Blanford's foxes live up to 10 years.
Body length: 40-50cm, Tail length: 33-41cm, Standing height: 26-28cm, Weight: 3-4kg.
Blanford's foxes are small with a bushy tail. They have black, brown or grey fur, with lighter flanks and a yellow underside.
Blanford's foxes inhabit Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and Turkmenia.
They are found in semi-arid regions, steppes and mountains.
Blanford's foxes are omnivores, feeding on insects and fruit.
Blanford's foxes are nocturnal. Although they are monogamous, they hunt alone.
Blanford's foxes have a gestation period of 51-53 days, after which they give birth to 3-6 cubs, which weigh 50-100g.
The 2000 IUCN Red List classify Blanford's foxes as Data Deficient. Their pelt is valued in commerce and they are heavily hunted.
This species is also known as Afghan fox, hoary fox, corsac, dog fox and steppe fox. This can be confusing as other species are commonly known as the hoary fox (Pseudalopex vetulus) and the corsac fox (Vulpes corsac).