Vulpes rueppeli


  • Darb Terfawi (about 150 kms south of Dakhla), November 2000
  • Karkur Talh (Jebel Uweinat), October 2002
  • Wadi Sora (western Gilf Kebir), November 2004
  • Wadi Sora (western Gilf Kebir), October 2005
  • Wadi Abd el Melik (Gilf Kebir), November 2005 (observation by Ursula Steiner)
  • Karkur Talh (Jebel Uweinat), October 2006
  • Karkur Talh (Jebel Uweinat), March 2007
  • Wadi Hamra (Gilf Kebir), February 2009
  • Karkur Talh (Jebel Uweinat), March 2010

    Desert foxes have been noted in very different environments, even far from any vegetation, on several occasions. All were seen approaching camp in the morning or evening, lured by the smell of cooking or disposed leftovers. The Karkur Talh individual rapidly bacame accustomed to humans, it was a regular visitor every night for a week, feeding on our dinner leftovers. One day it was even observed scavenging about the camp in broad daylight. The two Wadi Sora sightings are probably the same individual, supported by the near continuous human presence.

    Karkur Talh, 28th October, 2002 (approx. 8pm)

    Wadi Sora, 23rd November, 2004, (approx. 8pm)

    Wadi Abd el Melik (Gilf Kebir), 7th November, 2005 (approx. 7am)
    (photos by Ursula Steiner)

    Wadi Sora, 24rd October, 2005, (approx. 8am)

    Karkur Talh (Jebel Uweinat), 23rd October, 2006 (approx. 8pm)

    Wadi Hamra (Gilf Kebir), 25th February, 2009 (approx. 8pm)

    Karkur Talh, 16th March, 2007
    (approx. 8pm), video