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Little fox, how did you get those ears? On average, they're about 6 inches long. Compare that to the rest of their body, which ranges in length from 10 to 16 inches.

The ears of a fennec fox make it easy to identify, and they also play an important role in regulating body temperature. As the blood circulates through the large ears, it is cooled by the wind and helps cool down the body. This is an important adaptation for beating the heat in the Sahara Desert.

The fennec is the smallest species of canid in the world. Its coat, ears, and kidney functions have adapted to high-temperature, low-water, desert environments. In addition, its hearing is sensitive enough to hear prey moving underground. It mainly eats insects, small mammals, and birds.

Fennec foxes are social animals that mate for life, with each pair or family controlling their own territory. The species is able to live without free water, as its kidneys are adapted to restrict water loss. A fennec's burrowing can cause the formation of dew. They are also known to absorb water through food consumption; but will drink water if available.






Fennec foxes mate for life





Responses to "Meet The Pretty Little Animal With The World's Greatest Ears"

  1. Those ears are just the best. :)

  2. Dreamokwa says:

    J'adore ce petit renard des sables... J'ai fait du scoutisme enfant , c'était le nom de ma patrouille, je connais bien :-) très belles photos, merci

  3. How come nobody like those "ears" when they are on bats? Just asking !!!

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