In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw an Azaras Zorro in 8 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.
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How to Draw an Azaras Zorro - Step-by-Step Tutorial
Step 1: Did you know that in Spanish, the word ‘zorro’ means fox? Azara’s Zorro is a fox like animal that lives in South America. It is not a true fox, which is why it’s called a zorro! To draw an Azara’s Zorro, start by drawing the head. It will be triangle shaped, with two ears. Add a small ‘L’ shaped line to one of the ears to give it more detail.
Step 2: Next, add two eyes, a circle for the nose, and a line for the mouth.
Step 3: Draw a long curving line for the back, and a shorter line for the zorro’s chest.
Step 4: Next to the shorter line, draw two lines parallel to each other to make the leg, and add another line for the belly. Don’t forget to add a paw and small lines for the toes!
Step 5: Draw two parallel curving lines to create the other front leg. Again, add a paw and lines for the toes.
Step 6: Add a large, narrow ‘V’ shape ending in a paw for one of the hind legs.
Step 7: Draw a two curving lines that come together and end in a paw for the other hind leg.
Step 8: Last, add a tail. Azara’s zorros have bushy tails, just like real foxes!
Interesting Facts about Azara’s Zorros
Azara’s zorros are also called pampas foxes or Azara’s foxes. Zorros are “false” foxes because, despite their name, they are not true foxes. They are in the dog family and are related to wolves, jackals, coyotes, and dogs. Azara’s zorros are native to the South American countries Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay, Argentina, and Bolivia.
Did you know?
- The scientific name for the Azara’s zorro is Pseudalopex gymnocercus.
- They are about two feet long and weigh between 8 and 13 pounds. Their tail is about a foot long. Males are larger than females.
- They inhabit open plains, forests, grasslands, scrublands, and woodlands.
- They eat amphibians, birds, reptiles, and mammals. They also eat fruit but are primarily meat-eaters.
- Male Azara’s zorros are called todds, dogs, or reynards. Females are called vixens. Their young are called kits, cubs, or pups. A group of Azara’s zorros is called a leash or skulk.
- Humans hunt them for their fur, but they are not an endangered species.
They live solitary lives, coming together only during breeding season. They are monogamous, meaning that they mate for life. After about two months, a vixen gives birth to litter that has up two eight kits. The kits start hunting for food alongside their parents when they are three months old.