[Wildlife in Gansu] Tibetan foxes rulers of flat terrain

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2021-10-20


In the Qilian Mountain, snow leopards occupy high cliffs and deep valleys, while on the flat terrain, the short Tibetan foxes are the rulers.

At the end of spring and beginning of summer, Qilian Mountain enters a season of lush greenery. Tibetan foxes are clean animals. At this time, they have more choices for food.

Shedding their thick fur, their bodies become lighter. They wander around, search for prey, and even try to catch birds, which is difficult for canines.

Fox mothers have the opportunity to enjoy life only when their children are full. Sometimes, they have to compete with the greedy little foxes for yummy pikas and distribute their food to other babies.

Cubs will leave their mothers when they are two years old. Himalayan marmots do not like them. Fox mothers will then come to beg for justice. When attacked by three Tibetan foxes, the mighty Himalayan marmot will always be defeated.