Name: Fennec Fox
Origin: Saharan Africa
Habitat: Sandy Deserts
Size: 30cm & 1.5kg
Diet: Plants, Insects, Reptiles, Rodents & Eggs
Predators: Eagle Owls, Hyenas, Jackals, Caracals and The Saluki
Attack/Defense: There large ears allow them to hear prey burrowing in the sand.
Conservation Status: Least Concern
Life Expectancy: 10 years
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.
- They have extra furry feet to protect them from the hot sand.