Fennec Fox Fun Facts
Learn some new facts about this adorable little fox.
Scientific name:Vulpes zerda
Foxes do bark, but it’s quite high and sharp. They bark once or twice and then fall silent. They don’t start barking the way a dog will.
Their distinctive batlike ears radiate body heat and help keep the foxes cool.
The Fennec fox is the smallest of all the world’s foxes, but it’s large ears, measuring 4-6 inches, appear to be on loan from a bigger relative. Their big ears are nearly half the size of their body.
Fennec foxes can live up to 10 years in the wild and 14 years in captivity.
They eat eggs, plants, rodents, reptiles and insects.
They are omnivores,
They are predators and
They are prey.
The Fennec foxes main predators are the various African varieties of eagle owl. Other possible predators include Jackals and the striped hyena.
Fennec foxes dwell in the sandy Sahara and elsewhere in North Africa.Their nocturnal habitat help’s them deal with the searing heat of the desert environment, and some physical adaptions help as well.
Fennec foxes live in burrows.
They are nocturnal hunters.
Find out the many names of this little big eared fox
the fox with many names
This little fox goes by quite a few names such as, The Pheonix fox,The sand fox, The Fennec fox, The bat-eared fox and The Desert fox.The scientific name for it is Vulpes zerda.
Keeping cool in the lovely sunshine
Their distinctive batlike ears radiate body heat and help keep the foxes cool. They also have long, thick hair that insulates them during cold nights and protects them from hot sun during the day. Even the fox's feet are hairy, which helps them perform like snowshoes and protects them from extremely hot sand.