|Have you heard of the Cape Fox?
These are foxes that are actually the smallest canid in South Africa. They are about 3 feet long and weigh about 5 pounds.1 They’re usually found in habitats that contain grasslands, open woodlands, or semi-deserts.1&2
These canids are nocturnal. They’ll hunt down mice and insects. It’s thought that they’re monogamous, and when males and females mate, the offspring are born about two months later. Females can give birth to anywhere from 1 to 5 offspring.1
Cape Foxes are labeled as of Least Concern, and they don’t seem to be affected by human development like other species. In fact, they’ve seemed to have developed an advantage, and agricultural development has helped them increase their range. They have expanded so that their range reaches both the Atlantic and Indian Oceans.2
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