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Ruppells' fox

For species less common than reds and arctics.

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Ruppells' fox

Postby TamanduaGirl » Sun Aug 07, 2016 11:59 pm

"The anal glands of Ruep­pell’s foxes pro­vide a de­fense that is quite sim­i­lar to that of a skunk. When threat­ened by a preda­tor, a fox will hump back, raise its tail, and spray its enemy with a spe­cial se­cre­tion from the anal gland. ("Rup­pell’s fox (Vulpes ruep­pelli)", 1990; Diller and Hal­tenorth, 1980; Estes, 1992; Lind­say and Mac­Don­ald, 1986)"

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Re: Ruppells' fox

Postby caninesrock » Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:19 pm

Really interesting. Kind of like a cross between a skunk and a fennec. :lol:
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Re: Ruppells' fox

Postby Ash » Sun Aug 14, 2016 1:54 am

These African species are all so neat-looking. Such tiny variations between them, but each species distinct. I like that you're posting about some of the ones you've looked into.
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Re: Ruppells' fox

Postby TamanduaGirl » Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:08 am

Fennec and Ruppell's fox
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Unfortunately no info on what it's like as a pet. Was posted by a friend of the owner in a group and they called the Ruppell's a jackal but locals to where these foxes live wild call them jackals but it's for sure not what we call jackals and looks like a Ruppell's to me.

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