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Fennec Fox

Vulpes zerda

NATURAL HABITAT
The fennec fox lives in the dry sandy regions of the African Sahara desert.

DIET
IN THE WILD – Fruits, insects, plants, eggs and small rodents
IN THE ZOO – Fruits, insects, rodents and canine diet

FASCINATING FACTS

  • World's smallest species of fox
  • Large ears dissipate heat to keep them cool
  • Hearing is so sensitive, they can hear prey moving underground
  • Hairy feet protects them against hot desert sand
  • Only weigh 2 to 3 pounds
  • Visitors in 2016
    Visitors in 2016

    234,000

  • CAMPERS IN 2016
    CAMPERS IN 2016

    2,600

  • CREATURES CARED FOR
    CREATURES CARED FOR

    400