Fennec Fox Fennec Fox

SCIENTIFIC NAME:  Fennecus zerda

The fennec fox is a small nocturnal fox that lives in the desert regions of North Africa.  This fox is the smallest species of canid in the world; its coat, ears and kidney functions have adapted to a high-temperature, low-water, desert environment. In addition, its hearing is sensitive enough to hear prey moving underground.

 



ANIMAL INFORMATION
HABITATDesert regions of North Africa, Arabia and the Sinai Peninsula
WEIGHTAbout 3 1/2 pounds
HEIGHT8 inches tall, 16 inches long
MATINGJanuary - February
GESTATION50 days
YOUNG3
FAMILYCanidae
ORDERCarnivora
DIETInsects, spiders, scorpions, lizards, snakes, and rodents
LIFE SPAN12 years


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