Sechuran Fox

The Sechuran fox

Also known as the Peruvian desert fox, or the Sechuran zorro. It is a small canid from South America – closely related to the other South America false foxes (or zorro). It is found in the Sechura desert in the north-west of Peru, which is where it gets its name from. Its range is from Southwest Ecuador and west Peru.

Genetic analysis shows that it is closely related to the Darwins fox.

It is nocturnal, and mostly solitary. it is an opportunistic hunter. The animal is considered low risk in Ecuador, and hunting is banned without a license in Peru.

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