There are five recognized subspecies of the Pale Fox;
Vulpes pallida pallida
Vulpes pallida cyrenaica
Vulpes pallida edwardsi
Vulpes pallida harterti
Vulpes pallida oertzeni
Vocalizations: According to the ones I met, they seem to be just as vocal in captivity as Fennecs, expressing loud shrieks of joy when excited. The same gekkering of Fennecs can also be heard from these similar desert foxes, and when mating in the spring, their noises are almost a constant drone.
Reproduction: After a gestation period of about 53 days, the Pale Fox gives birth of 3 - 6 kits. Each kit weighs about 2.64 ounces at birth. They are weaned onto solid foods from 6 - 8 weeks. As will all foxes (except the Russian Domesticated ones), kits should be taken from the mother around 10-20 days, and hand reared for the tamest offspring possible. Kits should be socialized as much as they can with dogs, cats, and children before going to their forever homes. Any fox kits also need to be handled, have their feet, faces and mouth touched when they are kits so they are not uncomfortable with this as adults.
|40 - 45 cms (15.7 - 17.7 inches)|
|25 - 30 cms (9.8 - 12 inches)|
|2 - 3 Kgs (4.4 - 6.5 lbs)|
10 - 12 Years
Range: The Pale Fox's range extends throughout the middle of Africa, extending north by the Sahara Desert, and overlapping the Fennec Fox's area. They generally tend to avoid other foxes, but like all foxes, like to dig and make extensive burrows underground to keep safe from predators. There are many threats to their range, including habitat loss as the primary source, and land development and predators. As humans colonize and develop more and more land, the foxes become more spread out, often not coming into contact with other foxes often enough to breed.
Source Accessed and modified 5/28/2010; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pale_Fox
Sources Accessed and modified 4/30/2011: http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/23051/0