What animal is this? Is it a type of fox?

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What animal is this? Is it a type of fox?

Post by katfpowell » Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:53 am

Our XO has a calender called "Planet Earth" with photos. One page has a animal that has stumped us. We can't figure out what type of animal it is. One argument is if it is even a real animal or has it been photoshopped. Then if it is real what is it? A fox? If anyone can look at the picture and tell me what it is I would greatly appreciate it.
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Post by futurezoologist » Fri Feb 20, 2009 12:08 pm

This is a Tibetan Fox (Vulpes ferrilata). There is some info about it here: http://www.canids.org/species/Vulpes_ferrilata.htm
Quite a strange species of the Vulpes genus in that it has evolved much smaller ears than almost all of the others.
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Post by katfpowell » Mon Feb 23, 2009 10:53 am

Thank you.

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Post by iloveanimals14 » Thu Sep 10, 2009 8:52 am

looks like it has a bit of wolves genes it the animal

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