The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Corsac
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CORSAC, kôr'săk, or ADIVE (Vulpes corsac), a species of fox or dog found in Central Asia, Siberia and Mongolia, sometimes called the steppe-fox. Its color varies from reddish-yellow in summer to a whitish tinge in winter. The Kirghiz hunt the corsac for its soft, thick, warm fur. About 50,000 pelts come to market annually. It is gregarious, prowls by day, burrows and lives on birds and eggs. The corsac stands captivity well and is often seen in zoological gardens. It is much like the American kit-fox (q.v.) in its habits.