Fennec Fox

Vulpes zerda

The smallest fox, the fennec fox has the largest ears relative to body size of any canid, reaching lengths of up to six inches. In addition to enhancing the fox’s sense of hearing, the huge ears also act as radiators, allowing it to regulate its body temperature in the hot desert.


Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: Night Hunters
lengthLength: 9.5 to 16 in
weightWeight: 2.3 to 3.3 lbs
life expectancyLife Expectancy: 11 yrs
habitatHabitat: Desert
dietDiet: Fruit, seeds, eggs, termites, and lizards