Fennec Fox

Vulpes zerda

Life expectancy: Averages 9-12 years
Habitat: Native to the sandy, dry regions of North Africa and Asia.

Characteristics: Omnivore, Nocturnal

Fun Facts About The Fennec Fox

  • Fennec foxes have extraordinary hearing to locate prey that may be underground.
  • Their large ears, which are usually 4-6 inches long, help to dissipate excess body heat on hot days on the desert.
  • A fennec fox kidneys are adapted to restrict water loss making them the only carnivore living in the Sahara Desert able to live well without free access to water.
  • The fennec fox is the smallest fox in the world.