The 9 Rarest Foxes in the World

Darwin’s Fox (Lycalopex fulvipes): Found only in Chile, particularly on the island of Chiloé and in Nahuelbuta National Park on the mainland. This critically endangered species faces habitat loss and fragmentation.

Corsac Fox (Vulpes corsac): Native to Central Asia, this fox is threatened by habitat degradation and hunting. It prefers steppes and semi-deserts but is becoming rarer due to human activities.

Fennec Fox (Vulpes zerda): Native to the Sahara Desert, this small fox with distinctive large ears is rare due to habitat disruption and the pet trade.

Tibetan Sand Fox (Vulpes ferrilata): Found on the Tibetan Plateau, this fox is rarely seen due to its remote and high-altitude habitat. It faces threats from habitat degradation and human activities.

Bengal Fox (Vulpes bengalensis): Inhabits the Indian subcontinent, this species is declining due to habitat destruction, poaching, and human-wildlife conflict.

Rüppell's Fox (Vulpes rueppellii): Lives in North African and Middle Eastern deserts. Its population is affected by habitat degradation and hunting.

Blanford’s Fox (Vulpes cana): Found in the mountainous regions of the Middle East and Central Asia, this fox faces threats from habitat loss and fragmentation.

Simien Fox (Ethiopian Wolf, Canis simensis): Though more commonly referred to as a wolf, this species, native to Ethiopia, is one of the rarest canids and faces severe threats from habitat loss and disease.

Island Fox (Urocyon littoralis): Endemic to the Channel Islands of California, this small fox has seen population declines due to disease, predation by non-native species, and habitat destruction.

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