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Fennec Fox

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The fennec fox is the smallest of all the world's foxes.

Desert Adaptations

In order to survive in the harsh deserts of North Africa, fennec foxes have a variety of unique adaptations. They are primarily active at night when it’s cooler, and have large bat-like ears that help them get rid of excess heat. Their feet are covered in hair which helps protect them from the hot sand.

Common Name Fennec Fox

Scientific Name Vulpes zerda

Type Mammal

Status Least Concern

Diet Omnivore