Photo taken in mid December, 2012 @ Zoo Dierenrijk, The Netherlands
Finally had a chance to do it
I used this photo as an entry to the contest at Zoo-photographers
, Best Photographer of the Year 2012. What can I say, I just really like Foxes, and I can go see these Corsacs often as the zoo is close to home.
Secondly, Corsac Foxes are just precious
It was actually quite the surprise to find six Corsac Foxes in the enclosure, as the couple'd had four kits during the Summer. Seeing the whole family together was great
They stayed incredibly close to the glass, like this guy.
He didn't really bother looking up, in fact seemed more bored by our presence - hence the yawn
He was so cool while doing it, his ears turned back Gremlin style.
Actually, I think his ears are perpetually set like this, because I took more photos, of all six of them, and the one with ears like this kept turning up, even not yawning.
Species: Corsac Fox (Steppevos)
Latin name: Vulpes Corsac
Originates from Central Asia.
Current status: Least Concern.
Did you know:
…The fur of the Corsac Fox changes during Winter, not unlike that of the Arctic Fox.
…It’s coat becomes much thicker, and more silky in texture, and becomes stray-grey in color, with a darker line running down the back; this compared to the yellowish fur during Summer, with pale underparts, and markings on mouth, chin and throat.
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