Fennec Fox Info
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Fennec Fox Info
- Country of origin: Fennec Foxes can be found in the deserts of northern Africa and western Asia.
- Characteristics: The Fennec Fox is the smallest of all foxes and is found in the Sahara of North Africa, from Morocco & Niger to Egypt and Sudan. Some of its defining characteristics are its very large ears (the largest of all canids) which serve to dissipate excessive body heat, and a long, soft, thick fur coat of a sandy to reddish colour. Their belly is a creamy white colour, as well as their feet, and they have a black-tipped tail. The soles of their feet are furred for protection from the hot sand and rocks in their native habitat and dark bristles cover the anal gland. Fennecs have very acute hearing and can pick up the movements of their prey or enemies at a considerable distance–even underground. Its coat, ears, and kidney functions are all adapted to high-temperature, low-water, desert environments. Fennecs are nocturnal animals, though they also love to play in the warm sand and bask on objects warmed by the sun. They have a body length between 24 and 41 cms (9.5 - 16 inches), a tail length between 7 - 12 inches and they weigh between 1 and 1.5 kg.
- Habitat: The fennec fox inhabits sandy deserts and semi-deserts, preferring stable sand dunes, in which it can burrow
- life: With proper care,up to 14 years is possible
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