Corsac Fox - Five Sisters Zoo

Individuals are generally grey or brown in colour with darker tones on the forehead and a white or pale yellowish colour around the mouth, throat, and neck.


  • Diet: Omnivores
  • Weight: 1.6 to 3.2 Kilograms
  • Length: 45 to 65 centimetres
  • Habitat: Desert and grassland of Eastern Europe and Asia
  • Lifespan: up to 9 years.

Adapted to Survive

  • Individuals are adapted to arid conditions and can go food and water for extended periods
  • Their fur allows them to endure cold weather
  • Individuals will moult in spring and Autumn, completely replacing winter pelage in spring
  • They use dens for protection from extreme temperatures and escape from predators
  • This is a social species! They are monogamous, but several individuals can gather in the same den
  • Individuals are primarily nocturnal


  • They are hunted for their pelts.
  • Habitat loss

IUCN Conservation Status

Least Concern