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