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Rüppell's fox


I took this photo in Al-Liyah reserve north of Kuwait.



1 species ID suggestions

Rüppell's fox
Vulpes rueppelli Rüppell's fox

28 Comments (1–25)

MeganM 2 years ago

He looks so happy! Nice photo :)

Mohammed Al-Saleh
Mohammed Al-Saleh 2 years ago

Thanks all :)

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 2 years ago

Missed this one - fantastic shot ! he must cover large distances pretty fast....

Billo-kun 2 years ago

Awww :) cute!

Andrea Lim
Andrea Lim 2 years ago

What an unusual looking fox. Great spotting Mohammed!

KerryHawkins 2 years ago

Great looking animal. Never seen one before.

ShashankSrivastava 2 years ago

love it!!

Mohammed Al-Saleh
Mohammed Al-Saleh 2 years ago


Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 2 years ago

Great photo and animal.

EsterGarcía 2 years ago

It's beautiful!!!!that gorgeous!!

Mohammed Al-Saleh
Mohammed Al-Saleh 2 years ago

Thanks all :)

Ali Hemati Pour
Ali Hemati Pour 2 years ago

so cute!

Smith'sZoo 2 years ago

Ag shame man. It looks so "happy". Really nice spot Mohammed!

Mohammed Al-Saleh
Mohammed Al-Saleh 2 years ago

We caught the Fox while we were making a survey for the wildlife in that site, and we put the tag on his ear for numbering and we can follow after that.

Mohammed Al-Saleh
Mohammed Al-Saleh 2 years ago

Thanks All :)

ClaudiaS 2 years ago

Amazing shot! Really expressive!

jereca74 2 years ago

African wild dog🐺

Gorgeous!! but it does look a bit skinny!!

Wonderful !

KarenL 2 years ago

Mohammed, please can you provide us with some more information on this fascinating animal & the Al-Liyah reserve. It would be good to know about the tag on his ear for instance - do they use telemetry to track movements & behavior for instance. Please also check the ID suggestion that Nuwan has provided & update the common & scientific names if you agree. Thanks!

harsuame 2 years ago

Wow fantástico::

alicelongmartin 2 years ago

Yes, it haves a starved look!

Jellis 2 years ago

But alas I maybe mistaken. Turns out though the Ruppell's looks the same and is smaller, the Arabian Red has a black blaze from the neck to it's chest. It's hard to tell since I did a search and either they are IDing the incorrect animal or not all of them have the black blaze.

Jellis 2 years ago

Ruppell's looks smaller and has more bulk on them
The Arabian Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes arabica) has the starved look as the one in the photo.

KarenL 2 years ago

Very cool!

الجهراء, Kuwait

Lat: 29.67, Long: 47.53

Spotted on Dec 19, 2012
Submitted on Dec 19, 2012

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