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Fennec Fox
(Vulpes zerda)
© Photographer: Tzooka
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Canidae
Genus: Vulpes
Species:  zerda
IUCN Status:
Data Defficient
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    The Fennec Fox is located in Northern Africa including
    the Sahara Desert, the Sinai Peninsula and the Arabian


    Fennec foxes' diets include lizards, birds and bird eggs,
    rodents and also vegetation such as berries.


    A Fennec Fox will dig a burrow underground and typically
    sleep there during the day when it is hottest.  

Size and Description

    The Fennec Fox is the smallest of the Canidae Family
    which includes foxes, wolves, coyotes and dogs.  The
    Fennec Fox averages about 15 inches in length (not
    including the tail) and it can weigh 3 to 3.5 pounds.  The
    Fennec Foxes' large ears help to keep it cool and also
    enable it to hear prey in the vast desert as well as under
    the ground.


    Fennec Foxes will have litters of 2 - 5 young.