Fennec Fox
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DIET OF THE FENNEC FOX IN ALGERIA
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Fennec Fox

The fennec fox is a small species of canine found in the dry, sandy regions of the African Sahara Desert. The fennec fox is most well known for it's large ears which can be half as long as the body of the fennec fox. The fennec fox is the smallest fox in the world, with fennec fox individuals ranging from 24 cm to 41 cm in length. The fennec fox also has a remarkably long tail which ranges in length from 18 cm to 31 cm depending on the size of the fennec fox individual.

The fennec fox has thick fur which helps to keep the fennec fox cool in the day and warm during cold nights. The large ears of the fennec fox help to regulate the body heat of the fennec fox helping to keep the fennec fox cool during the hot daytime hours. This is done by blood running near the skin in the ear. This helps dissipate the heat.

The Fennec Fox is sandy color which blends in well with its Sahara desert habitat. Its large ears helps dissipate heat. This tiny fox weighting between 2 to 3 pounds is an omnivore. It is the smallest canine species in the world. The Fennec Fox lacks the musk glands of other fox species and has only 32 chromosome pairs compared with other fox species which have from 35 to 39 pairs.

Females breed once or twice each year. The tie between the male and female after copulation can last over two hours. Females give birth to 3 to 4 kits. Fennec Foxes live in a communal lifestyle with up to 10 individuals. They are nocturnal, sleeping in burrows during the day.

Fennec Foxes are reared domestically and sold as exotic pets.

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Vulpes Zerda

Nocturnal

Habitat: Sandy desert

Omnivore

monogamous

2-3 Pounds

Breeds one to two times per year

Produces 2-4 Pups

Lifespan: 12-16 years

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