Indian fox, Bengal fox
Despite living in pairs, Indian foxes tend to hunt alone.
Indian foxes live for 10 years or more.
Body length: 50cm, Tail length: 25-30cm, Standing height: 26-28cm, Weight:3-4kg.
Indian foxes have reddish-brown fur.
Indian foxes inhabit Nepal, India and Bangladesh south of the Himalayas.
Indian foxes live in semi-arid regions, open grasslands and forests. They also live in the mountains and near human settlements.
Their diet is widely varied, including insects, reptiles, small mammals, eggs and fruit.
Indian foxes live in pairs and inhabit burrows. They are heavily hunted, and in areas where they are particularly badly persecuted, they have become nocturnal.
Indian foxes have a gestation period of 51-53 days, after which they give birth to 3-6 cubs, which weigh 50-100g.