Fennec Fox

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Fennec Fox

Vulpes zerda
The smallest fox, the fennec fox has the largest ears relative to body size of any canid, reaching lengths of up to 6 inches. In addition to enhancing the fox’s sense of hearing, the huge ears act as “radiators,” allowing it to regulate its body temperature in the hottest desert.
Fact file:

Length: 9.5 to 16 in

Weight: 2.3 to 3.3 lbs

Habitat: Desert

Diet: Fruit, seeds, eggs, termites, and lizards

Current range: Northern Africa and Western Asia