Guest Videos: Zorros! 🤺 The Culpeo and a Gray “Fox”

If you have been following along with these Saturday posts, you’ll know that I have thought about covering Latin American “foxes” but found their evolution confusing.

Two things changed my mind:

  1. Why strain at a gnat after swallowing a bat?

    The bat-eared “fox”, in Africa.

  2. This wonderful story (autotranslated) of two injured Chilean “foxes” — a culpeo and a gray “fox” — who were treated and then released recently back into the wild.

The culpeo

First, meet the culpeo (I didn’t check these facts):

More information:

The gray “fox,” or chilla

Here is one nervous, thirsty zorro:

How fox-like but also dog-like these Latin American canids are!

Meanwhile, in Quintana Roo, Mexico —

More information:

Some lagniappe:

Rescue of a domesticated animal is not always so straightforward as “treat and release” — but it is so worth it!

Featured image: Culpeo (top), yakovlev.alexey via Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 2.0; Gray fox (bottom), Eduardo Schmeda, CC BY-SA 2.0.

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