This is a strange case where the female form is preferred as a generic by some groups of people. I have encountered "fox" translated as "zorra". , A History of the Spanish Lexicon: A Linguistic Perspective →ISBN, page 39 : "The initial attestations of Sp. zorro/zorra 'fox' are from the mid fifteenth. La zorra está cuidando de sus zorrillos. The vixen is watching over her kits. 2. ( pejorative) (promiscuous woman). a. slut (pejorative). ¡Esa zorra está.