Common Name: Bengal fox, Indian fox
Scientific Name: Vulpes bengalensis
Conservation Status: Least Concern (Jhala, 2016).
Habitat: Semi-arid areas such as scrub and grassland habitats where it is easy to hunt and dig dens (Johnsingh & Jhala, 2004).
Range: Endemic to the Indian subcontinent, ranging from the foothills of the Himalayas in Nepal to the southern tip of the Indian peninsula (Jhala, 2016).
Diet: Primarily feeds on insects but also consumes birds and their eggs, small rodents, reptiles, and fruits (Meadors, 2007).
Threats: Rabies; Canine distemper virus; habitat depletion due to expanding human population and development (Jhala, 2016).