The Culpeo (Pseudalopex culpaeus) is a wild dog from South America, mostly the Western part. Culpeo societ is hierarchical and matriarchal, which means that the females try to stick with their territory and fight for it, while the males leave their natal territory. The dominant females eat first and also have exclusive breeding rights, which happens during the winter. The weight of the Culpeo ranges from 7 to 12 kilograms. Their main diet consists of hares, rabbits and rodents, but also insects, birds and berries. Culpeos are not endangered, but their main threat is habitat destruction as they are habitat specialists. Because they are habitat specialists, their population density is low and are quite rare, even though their range is quite large.
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The Andean fox, culpeo is listed as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Culpeo habitatsArtificial / Terrestrial, Forest, Grassland, Mediterranean-type Shrubby Vegetation, Moist savanna, Pastureland, Rocky areas (eg inland cliffs, mountain peaks), Savanna, Shrubland, Subtropical / Tropical Dry forest, Subtropical / Tropical High Altitude Grassland, Subtropical / Tropical High Altitude Shrubland, Subtropical / Tropical Moist Montane, Temperate forest, Temperate Grassland and Temperate Shrubland