Also known as Hoary zorro, its Brazilian name means little meadow fox. It primary feeds on insects,
The Hoary fox is generally nocturnal and usually solitary except during the breeding season. They survive for the most part on insects such as termites, dung beetles and grasshoppers. They will also eat rodents, small birds and fruit. Their home range varies widely depending on how much food is available. An example is one adult in Southern Bahia whose home range covers 950 acres, however in the pastures of Minas Gerais a breeding pair with 5 young survived on 1130 acres, and in Eastern Mato Grosso 2 breeding pairs shared 120 acres.
They are mostly native to Southern central Brazil.