The Corsac Fox (Vulpes corsac
) lives in the steppes and semi-desert of Central Asia. It does not dig its own burrows, but most of the time it takes over other animals' burrows. It is more social than other foxes and might even live together with other Corsac foxes in a burrow. Nocturnal in the wild, in captivity they are more active during the day. It is speculated that they have become more nocturnal in the wild, because of humans hunting the Corsac Fox, forcing it to become nocturnal. Their carnivorous diet mainly consists of rodents, pikas, birds and insects. They have a characteristic way to catch their favourite prey, rodents, by jumping in the air and dropping down on their prey.
Picture of the Corsac Fox by F. Spangenberg, licensed under GNU Free Documentation License.
The Corsac fox, corsac 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