Bat-eared Fox

Otocyon megalotis

Emerging at dusk from an underground den, the bat-eared fox prowls for prey. It tends to hang out near herds of zebra, buffalo, and other large mammals that attract insects. Listening intently with its five-inch long ears, the fox can detect a termite chewing grass or a beetle larva burrowing underground.

 

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: Night Hunters
heightHeight: 1.5 to 2.2 ft
weightWeight: 7 to 12 lbs
lifespanLifespan: 13 yrs in captivity
habitatHabitat: Savannah
dietDiet: Primarily termites, beetles, and other insects

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