Representatives of the Tibetan fox species, their Latin name sounds like “Vulpes ferrilata” refer to the direction of canine mammals, which in turn belong to the genera of foxes canids.
This breed is one of the smallest fox line. Let us consider in more detail exterior characteristics of animals. Well developed teeth, which are clearly expressed sufficiently long fangs, and they are characterized by their massiveness of all foxes. The body closely covered with a thick woolen cloak, the hairs soft and pleasant to the touch. In addition, pupils inherent in the presence of abundant underfur bottom, through which animals can warm up in the freezing cold or strong winds. The muzzle its shape similar to a square, due to the fact that around the neck crowding thick and dense fur cover. The colors on both sides ranging from rusty brown shades on the upper part of the body, and ending with gray flowers on the bottom. This painting creates the illusion of strips in the side areas of a body. Neck, abdomen, stripes that extend from the neck to the abdomen, as well as the end of the tail are different white colors. The average adult pet has a body length of 60 cm to 70 cm, tail length waver from 35 cm to 45 cm. The average weight of an adult representative of the Tibetan variety is 3.5-5.5 kg. The karyotype is characterized by a 36-minute chromosomes.
The highest probability to meet with representatives of the breed provided the inhabitants of the steppes and semi-desert regions belonging to the Tibetan plateau. In addition, there are pets and northern parts of the Himalayas in Nepal, in the north-western regions of India, in several provincial areas of China that are on the border with Tibet Autonomous Republic. A few years ago, in 2008, researchers conducted observations of Tibetan chanterelles, which are found in the mountainous heights of 5200 meters above sea level. Although basic accommodation fox groups, they always live in those areas where they can profit pika because it is the main source of their nutritious diet.
The biggest areas of species are in large dug dens or burrows near the foot of the rocks or in small rocky gaps. On the image of the breed known life is small enough, since animals are mysterious life. The hunting trips depart chanterelles in pairs, that is, male and female together, respectively, and production divided equally. The animals have plenty of ear, through which a great distance can smell their favorite food, as already remembered, the greatest demand in the animals on the pikas. Studies have shown that the Tibetan fox rather passively protect their housing portion of the room in case of an attack the other foxes, but in order to better focus on the areas of their own possessions they use smell. In fact, pets are not clearly labeled with your site compared to many other breeds. Near the regional Tibetan buildings are often detected and other foxholes, pets which live and hunt on shared territorial restrictions.
Until 2006, the representatives of the described species could not manage to remove the video, as they are very careful to all the little things (natural alertness is transmitted at the genetic level to animals). In addition, the causes of unsuccessful shooting Stavan impassable places where often live chanterelles. For the first time we were able to capture small animals Air Force personnel, was then on wide screens the entire planet could enjoy the appearance of Tibetan foxes are in their natural environment. View foxes can be today, finding documentary “Planet Earth”, where the seventh series, called the Great Plains “(” Great Plains “) BVC crew unveiled the mysterious Tibetan beauties. We know that pets are very secretive, so do not know exactly how to continue their life span, some argue that under favorable conditions habitat animals live about 8-10 years. Naturally, throughout the life of pupils of the environment, where they can kill the larger predators, so a lot of dying, not even reached the age of five.
The main component of the diet varieties are represented by pikas, which occupy about 50% in the diet. The other half of their food is eating rodents, hares and small birds that low place their nests, they have the same fox stealing the eggs. If the pupils are given the opportunity to refresh some other edible prey, they will not miss their chance to apply such a fickle food insects, reptiles, as well as the fruits of fruit or vegetables. Otherwise, they go in search of carrion, which left other, more massive predators.
Period reproduction process have provided the animals coming in the first half of February. The pair that is formed in the first 12 months of life is monotonous, so persists throughout life, family lives and brings new offspring together. Pregnancy is extended approximately 50-70 days, but the average data point to a 55-days pregnant. In fact, quite difficult to determine the exact data, because after a female born young, she still has a long period of time does not leave his lair, though, held a few weeks after the birth of the baby, but the mother-Fox still does not extend over a long distance from their burrows. For every Tibetan mother is able to give birth to 3-6 young. Newborn babies are blind and have a live weight of about 50-130 grams. The younger generation is growing up all the time does not leave their homes, only a little growing up, pets go out on their own burrows. How long does the lactation period, is also an unknown fact.
Fur, which is obtained from the representatives of the Tibetan fox, all parts used for the manufacture of caps, due to which Tibetans can reliably be protected from strong winds and constant rain. Despite this, the value of the fur of great value is represented by animals.
Of great value are pets in nature, as normalize the number of rodents and other small creatures. In addition, the animals positively contribute to the soil, which they regularly aired during digging his lair.
Compared with many other fox species, habitats of Tibetan breeds do not differ universal number. Studies show that in about 44 regions, that belong to the Tibetan Autonomous Republic, the number of foxes on the second half of the 20th century (1980th years) does not exceed 36 000 thousand copies. Despite the fact that in many Chinese regions represented breed is protected, it regularly consume, that is, the legal law does not work in reality. Speaking about the factors that affect the number of foxes, it depends on the availability of production and lack of support from the human side. In the north-western territories of Tibet, in one of the remote areas of humanity, there was only five Tibetan representatives in the area of two kilometers. This minimum number is accompanied by a lack of production. In turn, the south-western area of Qingdao, which is characterized by a favorable environment, where there are many different production shows fifteen copies along a route of 350 km. Areas Sershen, ie Garzê County, Tibet Autonomous Region, Sichuan provincial town that is famous for the existence of excessive chernoguboy pikas (Ochotona curzoniae) showed in the final results of the number of only eight pupils in the 11-kilometer section of the night.
The main danger for the representatives of the Tibetan fox are actions which have appointed the PRC authorities. The fact that the government is sponsoring their own breed poisoning processes, which are produced in the entire Tibetan plateau.
It is also a significant threat to chanterelles are hunting dogs that belonged to the indigenous people of Tibet.