I love fennec foxes!
SUPER SURPRISE THURSDAY# 21
My, what big ears you have! We have found a special little mammal with very LARGE ears for today’s Super Surprise Thursday! Get out your sunglasses and sunscreen, because we’re heading to the African desert!
MEET THE FENNEC FOX!
Diet: Omnivore: seeds, fruit, termites, eggs, lizards
Length/Weight: 9 ½-16”/ 2 ¼-13lb
Conservation Status: Common
- Fennec foxes are the smallest member of the fox family.
- Fennec fox are nocturnal (active at night).
- They have unusually large ears that help them keep cool in the desert heat and warm at night.
- Fennec fox also have fur on the bottom of their paws that protects them from the hot desert sand.
- They live in small groups in underground dens.
- They can survive several days without water, but will happily drink it when they find it.
- Little is known about wild Fennec fox…
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