Bengal Fox

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Bengal Fox
Conservation status: Data deficient
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Family:Canidae
Genus:Vulpes
Species:V. bengalensis
Binomial name
Vulpes bengalensis
(Shaw, 1800)

The Bengal Fox (Vulpes bengalensis) or Indian Fox is a fox, to be found in the southern Himalaya, in Nepal, India and Bangladesh. This fox is grey coloured with slender limbs, a black tipped tail and triangular ears. It feeds on rats, reptiles, crabs, termites and also fruits. Hunting for its skin and flesh as well as exessive use of pesticides in agricultural fields have greately depleted its population.

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