Blanford’s fox

“Blanford’s Fox” by Eyal Bartov, licensed under CC BY SA 3.0

Common Name: Blanford’s Fox

Scientific Name: Vulpes cana

Conservation Status:  Least Concern (Hoffmann & Zubiri, 2015).

Habitat: Desert; rocky areas like inland cliffs and mountain peaks (Hoffmann & Zubiri, 2015).

Range: Southwestern Asia & the Middle east. Occurs in Afghanistan,  Egypt, Iran, Israel, Jordan, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Turkmenistan, United Arab Emirates, and, Yemen  (Hoffmann & Zubiri, 2015).

Diet: Insects such as beetles, locusts, grasshoppers, ants, and termites,  wild fruits such as caperberries, and small vertebrates (Heiser, 2007).

Threats: Human persecution, tourism & settlement development (Hoffmann & Zubiri, 2015).