Bengalfuchs Vulpes bengalensis (Shaw, 1800)

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English: Bengal Fox; French: Renard du Bengal

Former distribution: As now.
Present distribution: India, Pakistan and Nepal.
Behaviour: Preferred habitat: semi-desert areas, open forests and steppes at altitudes of up to 1500 m. All other data, see Rotfuchs
Population status: Stable.
Brief notes:
Body weight: 3-4 kg
Head and body length: 45-60 cm
Tail length: 25-35 cm
Shoulder height: 26-28 cm
Gestation period: 51-53 days
Maximum age: 10 years
Trophy: No records.
Hunting methods: With dogs, traps and eagles.
Remarks: The Bengal Fox is very little known; more information required on behaviour, population status and distribution.

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