This fascinating animal is a Fennec fox, who lives in the Sahara Desert. They are nocturnal animals, and while they eat mostly plants, they do have a sweet tooth for mice.
They have been known to mate frequently and live in large underground burrows. When they mate, it’s for life.
Their features are very distinct, with those large pointy ears, triangular face, an elongated snout, and a bushy tail.
Their bodies are signed for desert life. Their big feet serve a purpose, they’re shovel-like feet so they can dig extensive tunnels in one night.
Of course, they have to keep cool in the sun-scorched climate. Which is why those thickly padded, extremely hairy feet are perfect for hot-footing it across the desert sand.
Built for digging, those big feet serve a purpose. With those shovel-like feet they can dig out extensive tunnels in one night. It’s hard to imagine the breathtaking architecture that’s carved out underground that the world will never see.
Of course, everything revolves around keeping cool in the sun-scorched climate. Hence, those thickly padded, extremely hairy, feet perfect for hot-footing it across the desert sand.
For such a little fox, they have enormous ears that averaging about 6 inches long, and their bodies range from only 10 to 16 inches in length.
Those beautiful ears make a fennec fox easy to identify and help to regulate their body temperature. As the blood circulates through those big ears, it is cooled by the wind and helps to cool their entire body down.
Fennec foxes are being dug out of their burrows and sent to zoo exhibits or sold in the pet trade. They can be found anywhere from zoos in Edmonton, and San Diego, California.
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