Indian Fox

Also known as Bengal Fox, Indian Fox can be found in Himalayan foothills and Terai of Nepal through southern India. Though the population is wide spread the facts and information from the wildlife conservation reveals that the size of this endangered species is decreasing dangerously.

Scientific Name of Indian Fox

Vulpes bengalensis

Features and Facts of Indian Fox

  • Head and body length is 46–61 cm

  • Weight: 2.3 to 4.1 kg

  • The gestation period: 50 - 53 days

  • Habitat: Short open grassland, scrub or thorn forest

  • Status: Endangered

Conservation of Indian Fox

Hunting for skin and flesh, loss of habitat are the reasons for decreasing the size of Indian Fox. Due to these factors together with disease causes the extinction of this species and now the population of this species is reduced to 2%. The Indian Wildlife Protection Act (1972 as amended up to 1991) prohibits hunting of Indian Fox. To protect the life of this species, there is wildlife legislation in Nepal.

Endangered species in India

Critically Endangered - Ganges Shark | Pygmy Hog | Himalayan Wolf | Indian Vulture

Endangered - Asiatic Black Bear | Snow Leopard | Wild Cat | Sei Whale | Banteng | Asian Arowana | Red Panda | Loggerhead Sea Turtle | Asiatic Lion | Royal Bengal Tiger | Markhor | Fin Whale | Olive Ridley Turtle | Lion Tailed Macaque | Chiru | Indus River Dolphin

Vulnerable - Takin | Brown Bear | Humpback Whale | Slow Loris | Clouded Leopard | Tiger | Gaur | Goral | Mouflon | Fishing Cat | Sloth Bear | Blackbuck | Asiatic Golden Cat | Wild Yak | Barasingha | Wild Goat | Indian Wolf | Dhole | Dugong | Indian Fox | Sperm Whale | Ganges River Dolphin | Lesser Panda | Golden Jackal | Marbled Cat

Threatened - Indian Wild Ass | Leopard | Red Fox | Kashmiri Stag