(vulpes zerda, fenek berbersky) from ZOO Olomouc, Czech republic.
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____________INFO ABOUT THE ANIMAL:Name:
Fennec fox (Vulpes zerda or fennecus zerda)Location:
Sahara Desert - North Africa and SinaiSize:
40 cm long body + 25 cm long tail weight:
rodents, insects, birds, eggs, desert vegetation (fruit, roots, berries)Conservation status:
Least ConcernInteresting facts:
female fox gives birth to 2-5 kits and both parents then take care of the babies: mother does not allow the male to come closer to cubs, but the male still brings her some food |
fennec foxes use their huge ears for good hearing and also for thermoregulation! |
fennec foxes have fur on their paws, so they can run on hot sand |
fennec foxes have black tips on their tails |
fennec foxes are mostly active during night |
fennec fox is said to be the only species of fox, which can be kept as real domestical pet |
fennec foxes are surprisingly swift, as they can run fast and jump very hight |
fennec foxes are the smallest species of all foxes |
chihuahuas (dogs) are NOT related to fennec foxes, athough some people think so!ZOO:
in the Czech republic, fennec fox is kept in ZOO Prague, ZOO Olomouc and ZOO Dvur Kralove nad Labem.
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