Kingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Carnivora

Family: Canidae

Genus: Vulpes

Species: pallida

Range and Habitat

The pale fox ranges in central Africa south of the Sahara. It occurs in the countries of Senegal, Somalia, and Sudan. They prefer the arid Sahel areas of their range, but are sometimes found in wooded areas.

Physical Appearance

The pale fox looks similar to the Red Fox, only smaller. Its coat ranges from pale red to pale buff. Its tail is reddish brown, and a dark stripe extends along the fox's back. The underbody and face are lighter colored.


They eat mostly berries, fruits and vegetation, but will eat rodents, small birds, and lizards. They have well-developed molars, due to the fact that they eat berries.

Reproduction and Social Behavior

They are nocturnal and crepuscular, and hunt in the open country. Little is known about their breeding habits. It appears that the pale fox is social, and live in communal burrows, which can interconnect. The dens