Fennec Fox

Fennec Fox

Photo Credit: Kiza

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Name: Fennec Fox

Class: Mammal

Origin: Saharan Africa

Habitat: Sandy Deserts

Size: 30cm & 1.5kg

Speed: 20mph

Diet: Plants, Insects, Reptiles, Rodents & Eggs

Predators: Eagle Owls, Hyenas, Jackals, Caracals and The Saluki

Attack/Defense: Their large ears allow them to hear prey burrowing in the sand.

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Life Expectancy: 10 years

fascinating facts

There large ears are not only for hearing prey but also helps them lose body heat keeping them cool in the desert heat.

 

The fennec fox is so well adapted to the desert that they do not need to drink water, they gain most of there liquids through the food that they eat.

 

Their feet are extremely effective shovels that they use to dig the underground burrows in which they live, they are also covered in thick fur protecting them from the scorching hot sand.

 

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