Fennec Fox

Vulpes zerda

Fennec Fox

Fennex fox is the smallest of all the wild canid.

Thanks to his big ears, he can hear even the smallest sounds made by his preys, which provides him for long search for food.
Really vascularized, they also help him to cool down.

The Fennec fox is adapted to the life in the desert : he has fur under his legs so he can walk on sand without burning.

His pee is really concentrated in order to avoid loss of water. And it smells a lot !

1.5 kg
20-30 cm
insects, small mammals, fruits, leaves
2 months
Africa
Least concern