V. chama Skull Replica measures 3.9×2.7×2 inches. V. chama Skull is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in the USA. Cast of an original California Academy of Sciences specimen. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Known as Cape Fox.

The African Cape Fox other names are Asse Fox, Cama Fox and Silver-Backed Fox.

The V. chama ears are relatively large and sharp, the muzzle is small and pointed. Pelage color is silvery-gray, tawny at the back of the ears, with white hairs appearing around the side of the pinna in the center.

The color of the neck and sides is lighter, and the underparts are pale tawny to pale buff. The head is dull red and the lower jaw is dark brown. There are white marks on the throat. The legs are more tawny than the rest of the body.

The tail is dense and bushy, and can be silvery, pale fawn, buff with brown or black tips, or dull yellow. The tail tip is always black, and there’s a dark spot over the caudal gland.

V. chama is a lightly built, slender fox, with bushy tail, medium to large ears and a fine tapered muzzle. Habitat is Open Acacia grasslands, steppe, sub-desert scrub and open grassy areas within bush land.

V. chama is a small-built canid, usually measuring 17.5 to 24.5 in. long, not including its tail, which is typically 12 to 15.5 in. It is 12 to 14 in. tall at the shoulder, and usually weighs from 5.5 to 9.9 lb.

The skull is very similar to that of V. bengalensis, although the cranium of V. chama is slightly wider and the maxillary region is slightly shorter.

V. chama is nocturnal and most active just before dawn or after dusk; it can be spotted during the early mornings and early evenings.

During the day, it typically shelters in burrows underground, holes, hollows, or dense thickets. It is an active digger that will excavate its own burrow, although it generally modifies an abandoned burrow of another species.

V. chama are solitary creatures, and although they form mated pairs, the males and females are often found alone, as they tend to forage separately.

Cape fox or V. chama are not especially territorial but will mark their territories with a pungent scent.

Although a normally silent fox, the Cape Fox is known to communicate with soft calls, whines or chirps. However, it will utter a loud bark when alarmed.

When in an aggressive mood, the Vulpes chamais known to growl and spit at its attacker. To show its excitement, the fox lifts its tail, the height of the tail often indicating the measure of excitement.

V. chama are omnivorous and will eat plants or animals. Although they prefer invertebrates and small mammals such as rodents, they are opportunists and known to hunt and eat reptiles, rabbits, spiders, birds, and young hares.

V. chama will also eat eggs, beetle larvae, and carrion, as well as most insects or fruits.