Desert Animals

Fennec Fox
Fennec Fox
Class: Mammalia: Mammals Diet: Small mammals
Order: Carnivora: Carnivores 
Size: body:37 - 41 cm (14 1/2 - 16 in), tail: 19 - 21 cm (7 1/2 - 8 1/4 in)
Family: Canidae: Dogs, Foxes Conservation Status: Data deficient
Scientific Name: Vulpes zerda Habitat: desert, semidesert
Range: North Africa: Morocco to Egypt, south to Northern Niger, Sudan; east to Sinai Peninsula and Kuwait

Size of Fennec FoxThe smallest of the foxes, the fennec fox is identified by its relatively huge ears. It shelters in burrows it digs in the sand and is generally active at night, when it preys on small rodents, birds, insects and lizards. Fennec foxes are sociable animals which mate for life; each pair or family has its own territory. A litter of 2 to 5 young is born in spring after a gestation of 50 to 51 days.

Range of Fennec Fox
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