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Fennec Fox Vulpes zerda

fennec fox


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

Diet at 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