Animal Weight

How much does a Tibetan sand fox weight?

It is hard to guess what a Tibetan sand fox weights. But we have the answer:

An adult Tibetan sand fox (Vulpes ferrilata) on average weights 5.54 kg (12.22 lbs).

The Tibetan sand fox is from the family Canidae (genus: Vulpes). It is usually born with about 90 grams (0.2 lbs). When reaching adult age, they grow up to 60.2 cm (2′ 0″). Usually, Tibetan sand foxs have 3 babies per litter.

As a reference: An average human weights in at 62 kg (137 lbs) and reaches an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″). Humans spend 280 days (40 weeks) in the womb of their mother and reach around 75 years of age.

The average adult weight of a Tibetan sand fox is 5.54 kg (12.22 lbs)

The Tibetan sand fox (Vulpes ferrilata) is a species of true fox endemic to the high Tibetan Plateau, Ladakh plateau, Nepal, China, Sikkim, and Bhutan, up to altitudes of about 5,300 m (17,400 ft). It is listed as Least Concern in the IUCN Red List, on account of its widespread range in the Tibetan Plateau’s steppes and semi-deserts.It is sometimes referred to as the Tibetan fox, or simply as the sand fox, but this terminology is confusing because the corsac fox (Vulpes corsac), which lives in arid environments north and west of the Tibetan Plateau, is often called the “sand fox” or “Tibetan fox” as well. The Rüppell’s fox (Vulpes rueppellii) is also known as the “sand fox”, but is native to arid desert regions of North Africa and Middle East.

Animals of the same family as a Tibetan sand fox

We found other animals of the Canidae family:

  • Culpeo bringing 8.62 kilos (19 lbs) to the scale
  • African wild dog bringing 22 kilos (48.5 lbs) to the scale
  • Dhole bringing 15.85 kilos (34.94 lbs) to the scale
  • Crab-eating fox bringing 5.74 kilos (12.65 lbs) to the scale
  • Pale fox bringing 2.8 kilos (6.17 lbs) to the scale
  • Ethiopian wolf bringing 14.38 kilos (31.7 lbs) to the scale
  • Arctic fox bringing 3.58 kilos (7.89 lbs) to the scale
  • Red fox bringing 4.83 kilos (10.65 lbs) to the scale
  • Bush dog bringing 6.32 kilos (13.93 lbs) to the scale
  • South American gray fox bringing 6.34 kilos (13.98 lbs) to the scale

Animals with the same weight as a Tibetan sand fox

As a comparison, here are some other animals that weight as much as the Vulpes ferrilata:

Animals with the same size as a Tibetan sand fox

Not that size really matters, but it makes things comparable. So here are a couple of animals that are as big as Tibetan sand fox:

Animals with the same litter size as a Tibetan sand fox

Here is a list of animals that have the same number of babies per litter (3) as a Tibetan sand fox: