Common Name: Andean fox, Culpeo,
Scientific Name: Lycalopex culpaeus
Conservation Status: Least Concern (Lucherini, 2016).
Habitat: High-altitude foothills and the surrounding valleys of the Andes; forests of western and southern South America; desert of Patagonia; scrub and grassland (Jimenez & Novaro, 2004; Novaro, 1997; Walker, et al., 2007).
Diet: Omnivores; prey ranges from wild ungulates, hares, sheep, and small mammals to insects, birds, and lizards. Culpeos have also been known to eat fruit and carrion (Jimenez & Novaro, 2004; Novaro, 1997; Walker, et al., 2007).
Threats: Hunted and trapped for fur; occasional prey for Pumas (Jimenez & Novaro, 2004).