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Fennec

Conservation status
DD
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Canidae
Genus: Vulpes
Species: V. zerda
Binomial name
Vulpes zerda
(Zimmermann, 1780)
Fennec range
Fennec range
Synonyms

Fennecus zerda Zimmermann, 1780 The conservation status of a species is an indicator of the likelihood of that species remaining extant either in the present day or the near future. ... Scientific classification or biological classification refers to how biologists group and categorize extinct and living species of organisms. ... For other uses, see Animal (disambiguation). ... Typical Classes See below Chordates (phylum Chordata) are a group of animals that includes the vertebrates, together with several closely related invertebrates. ... Subclasses & Infraclasses Subclass †Allotheria* Subclass Prototheria Subclass Theria Infraclass †Trituberculata Infraclass Metatheria Infraclass Eutheria For the folk-rock band see The Mammals. ... Families 17, See classification The diverse order Carnivora (IPA: or ; from Latin carō (stem carn-) flesh, + vorāre to devour) includes over 260 species of placental mammals. ... Genera Alopex Atelocynus Canis Cerdocyon Chrysocyon Cuon Cynotherium † Dusicyon † Dasycyon † Fennecus (Part of Vulpes) Lycalopex (Part of Pseudalopex) Lycaon Nyctereutes Otocyon Pseudalopex Speothos Urocyon Vulpes The Canidae (′kanə′dē, IPA: ) family is a part of the order Carnivora within the mammals (Class Mammalia). ... Species Vulpes bengalensis Vulpes cana Vulpes chama Vulpes corsac Vulpes ferrilata Vulpes lagopus Vulpes macrotis Vulpes pallida Vulpes rueppelli Vulpes velox Vulpes vulpes Vulpes zerda Vulpes is a genus of the Canidae family. ... Latin name redirects here. ... Eberhard August Wilhelm von Zimmermann (August 17, 1743 - July 4, 1815) was a German geographer and zoologist. ... 1780 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 370 pixelsFull resolution (1357 × 628 pixel, file size: 35 KB, MIME type: image/png) Other versions Image:Fennek map. ... In scientific nomenclature, synonyms are different scientific names used for a single taxon. ... Zimmermann can refer to: People Arthur Zimmermann (1864 – 1940), German Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs Bernd Alois Zimmermann (1918 – 1970), a German composer Dominikus Zimmermann (1685 – 1766), a Rococo architect Eberhard August Wilhelm von Zimmermann (1743 – 1815), a German geographer and zoologist Ethel Agnes Zimmermann (1908 – 1984), birth name...

The fennec is a small fox found in the Sahara Desert of North Africa (excluding the coast) and in some parts of Arabia, which has distinctive oversized ears. Although some authorities classify this as the only species of the genus Fennecus, it is shown here in the genus Vulpes. Its name is derived from the Arabic word for "rabbit". Fennecs are considered rare but not endangered. This article is about the animal. ... The Sahara is the worlds second largest desert (second to Antarctica), over 9,000,000 km² (3,500,000 mi²), located in northern Africa and is 2. ...  Northern Africa (UN subregion)  geographic, including above North Africa or Northern Africa is the northernmost region of the African continent, separated by the Sahara from Sub-Saharan Africa. ... For other uses, see Species (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Genus (disambiguation). ... Species Vulpes bengalensis Vulpes cana Vulpes chama Vulpes corsac Vulpes ferrilata Vulpes lagopus Vulpes macrotis Vulpes pallida Vulpes rueppelli Vulpes velox Vulpes vulpes Vulpes zerda Vulpes is a genus of the Canidae family. ... Arabic redirects here. ...

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Description

The fennec is the smallest of the Canidae, weighing up to only 3.3 pounds (1.5 kg). It is 8 inches (20 cm) tall at the shoulder, with a body length of up to 16 inches (40 cm). The tail is an additional 10 inches (25 cm) or so, and the ears can be 6 inches (15 cm) long. The coats are often a sandy color, allowing them to blend with their desert surroundings. Its characteristic ears, which are the largest in the canid family, serve to dissipate heat and to hear the movement of prey at night. Their ears are sensitive enough to hear large insects, such as beetles and locusts, walk on the sand. Their coat can repel sunlight during the day and conserve heat at night. The soles of their feet are protected from the hot sand by thick fur. Genera Alopex Atelocynus Canis Cerdocyon Chrysocyon Cuon Cynotherium † Dusicyon † Dasycyon † Fennecus (Part of Vulpes) Lycalopex (Part of Pseudalopex) Lycaon Nyctereutes Otocyon Pseudalopex Speothos Urocyon Vulpes The Canidae (′kanə′dē, IPA: ) family is a part of the order Carnivora within the mammals (Class Mammalia). ... Look up pound in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... In physics, dissipation embodies the concept of a dynamical system where important mechanical modes, such as waves or oscillations, lose energy over time, typically due to the action of friction or turbulence. ...


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Habits

The fennec is a nocturnal omnivore. At night, it hunts rodents, insects (such as locusts), lizards such as sandfish, birds, and eggs of birds and insects. Much of the diet is desert vegetation, from which the fennec gets most of its water. This consists of grasses, some roots, and some fruit and berries. Fennecs can survive extremely long without drinking water, sometimes years, but drink when water is available. Fennecs live in large dens (extending up to 10 meters or 33 ft), often with several foxes. They are the only pack-oriented breed of fox. Packs are called harems and consist of one alpha male, 'tod', many female 'vixen', and sometimes some subordinate 'omega' males to help protect the harem. Other males are evicted from the den as soon as they mature, unless they defeat the tod and evict him instead. These battles are violent, but rarely deadly. Evicted males, or 'rogues' wander the desert in search for other harems, where they attempt to displace the resident alpha by fighting, or a harem with space for another omega. Omegas are typically not allowed to breed during mating season. Vixens show that they are ready to mate by lying on top of their selected mate. Fennecs are not monogamous. An alpha has many vixens, while an omega typically only has one or none. Thus, as with lions and cheetahs, wild fennecs are prone to genetic diseases from inbreeding. A nocturnal animal is one that sleeps during the day and is active at night - the opposite of the human (diurnal) schedule. ... Pigs are omnivores. ... Suborders Sciuromorpha Castorimorpha Myomorpha Anomaluromorpha Hystricomorpha Rodentia is an order of mammals also known as rodents, characterised by two continuously-growing incisors in the upper and lower jaws which must be kept short by gnawing. ... Orders Subclass Apterygota Archaeognatha (bristletails) Thysanura (silverfish) Subclass Pterygota Infraclass Paleoptera (Probably paraphyletic) Ephemeroptera (mayflies) Odonata (dragonflies and damselflies) Infraclass Neoptera Superorder Exopterygota Grylloblattodea (ice-crawlers) Mantophasmatodea (gladiators) Plecoptera (stoneflies) Embioptera (webspinners) Zoraptera (angel insects) Dermaptera (earwigs) Orthoptera (grasshoppers, etc) Phasmatodea (stick insects) Blattodea (cockroaches) Isoptera (termites) Mantodea (mantids) Psocoptera... Desert locust Nymph of Locust Schistocera americana with distinct wing-rudiments Locust nymph from the Philippines Egyptian grasshopper Anacridium aegyptum Locust from the 1915 Locust Plague For other uses, see Locust (disambiguation). ... Binomial name Scincus scincus (Linnaeus, 1758) The Sandfish (Scincus scincus) is a species of skink that burrows into the sand. ... For other uses, see Bird (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Harem (disambiguation). ... Look up alfa, alpha in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Vixen can refer to: A female fox, or A shrewish, ill-tempered or spiteful woman; a virago An attractive woman Vixen (band), an all-female rock and roll band from the 1980s Another rock and roll band formed in 1982 featuring Marty Friedman (guitarist). ... Look up Ω, ω in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A rogue is set apart from the normal order, and acts in an independent manner. ... In monogamy (Greek: monos = single/only and gamos = marriage) a person has only one spouse at a time (as opposed to polygamy). ... Binomial name Panthera leo (Linnaeus, 1758) The Lion (Panthera leo) is a mammal of the family Felidae. ... Binomial name Acinonyx jubatus (Schreber, 1775) The Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is an atypical member of the cat family (Felidae) that hunts by speed rather than by stealth or pack tactics. ... A genetic disorder is a condition caused by abnormalities in genes or chromosomes. ... Inbreeding is breeding between close relatives, whether plant or animal. ...


Reproduction

Breeding season is normally January through March. After about 52 days of gestation, a female gives birth to a litter of 2-5 young. She keeps males out of the den until the offspring are older. The young rely on their mother's milk for about a month. The mother may give birth once a year, although twice a year is very rare.


Population

Fennecs are rare and are classified under CITES as an Appendix II species:[1] species not necessarily threatened with extinction, but whose trade must be controlled to avoid utilization incompatible with their survival.[2] They are often hunted by humans, though they do not cause any direct harm to human interests. Like other foxes, they are prized for their fur by the indigenous people of the Sahara and Sinai. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is an international agreement between Governments, drafted as a result of a resolution adopted in 1963 at a meeting of members of the World Conservation Union (IUCN). ... The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) is an international agreement between Governments, drafted as a result of a resolution adopted in 1963 at a meeting of members of the World Conservation Union (IUCN). ...


Classification

There is debate among scientists as to whether fennecs belong to the genus Vulpes (true foxes). They have uncharacteristic behaviors, such as packs called 'harems' while all other foxes are solitary. They also have 32 chromosome pairs, while other foxes have 35 to 39. This has led to two conflicting classifications: Vulpes zerda implying that fennecs are true foxes, and Fennecus zerda, implying that fennecs belong to their own genus. Species Vulpes bengalensis Vulpes cana Vulpes chama Vulpes corsac Vulpes ferrilata Vulpes lagopus Vulpes macrotis Vulpes pallida Vulpes rueppelli Vulpes velox Vulpes vulpes Vulpes zerda Vulpes is a genus of the Canidae family. ... A scheme of a condensed (metaphase) chromosome. ...


Domestication

Pet fennec scratching a big ear.
Pet fennec scratching a big ear.

The fennec is considered the only species of fox which can properly be kept as a pet. Although it cannot be considered domesticated, they can be kept in a domestic setting similar to dogs or cats. In the United States and Canada there is a relatively established community of fennec owners and breeders. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 492 pixelsFull resolution (1300 × 800 pixel, file size: 185 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 492 pixelsFull resolution (1300 × 800 pixel, file size: 185 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Domesticated animals, plants, and other organisms are those whose collective behavior, life cycle, or physiology has been altered as a result of their breeding and living conditions being under human control for multiple generations. ...

A pet fennec explores the couch.

Pet fennecs, being the most social among foxes, are usually very friendly towards strangers and other household pets. But they are extremely active, and need outlets for their energy; they may exhaust other household pets with their playfulness. Moreover, instinctual behaviors, such as hiding caches of food in case of famine and attempting to burrow into furniture to build a nest, can also add to the difficulty of their care. Fennecs are often not able to be housebroken, although a few owners have reported being able to litter-train their fennecs. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1200 × 1600 pixel, file size: 469 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 450 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (1200 × 1600 pixel, file size: 469 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ...


Several factors make it important to ensure that they do not escape. Their speed and agility (they can jump four times their own body length), along with their natural chase instinct, creates the risk of a fennec slipping its harness or collar. Since they are also adept diggers (they can dig up to 20 feet a night in their natural environment), outdoor pens and fences must be extended several feet below ground. Escaped fennecs are extremely difficult to recapture.


Any diet in a domestic setting should reflect their diet in the wild. Though omnivorous, a great deal of their diet consists of meat and protein sources like insects. Food sources commonly used include high quality meat-rich dog food, wild canine food brands, cat food, raw meats, insects, mealworms and custom dietary mixtures.


The legality of owning a fennec varies by jurisdiction, as with many exotic pets. Also, being considered an exotic animal, not all veterinarians will treat them, so it is important to find one who will provide vaccinations and any necessary medical care.


References

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Vulpes zerda
  • Asa et al (2004). Vulpes zerda. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. Retrieved on 12 May 2006. Database entry includes justification for why this species is listed as data deficient.
  • Larivière, Serge (2002). "Vulpes zerda". Mammalian Species, (714):1–5.

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (also known as the IUCN Red List and Red Data List), created in 1963, is the worlds most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of plant and animal species and can be found here. ... The World Conservation Union or International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN) is an international organization dedicated to natural resource conservation. ... is the 132nd day of the year (133rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • About.com Exotic Pets - Entry on fennec foxes
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Genera Alopex Atelocynus Canis Cerdocyon Chrysocyon Cuon Cynotherium † Dusicyon † Dasycyon † Fennecus (Part of Vulpes) Lycalopex (Part of Pseudalopex) Lycaon Nyctereutes Otocyon Pseudalopex Speothos Urocyon Vulpes The Canidae (′kanə′dÄ“, IPA: ) family is a part of the order Carnivora within the mammals (Class Mammalia). ... Phyla Subkingdom Parazoa Porifera (sponges) Subkingdom Agnotozoa Placozoa Orthonectida Rhombozoa Subkingdom Metazoa Radiata Cnidaria Ctenophora - Comb jellies Bilateria Protostomia Acoelomorpha Platyhelminthes - Flatworms Nemertina - Ribbon worms Gastrotricha Gnathostomulida - Jawed worms Micrognathozoa Rotifera - Rotifers Acanthocephala Priapulida Kinorhyncha Loricifera Entoprocta Nematoda - Roundworms Nematomorpha - Horsehair worms Cycliophora Mollusca - Mollusks Sipuncula - Peanut worms Annelida - Segmented... Typical Classes Subphylum Urochordata - Tunicates Ascidiacea Thaliacea Larvacea Subphylum Cephalochordata - Lancelets Subphylum Myxini - Hagfishes Subphylum Vertebrata - Vertebrates Petromyzontida - Lampreys Placodermi (extinct) Chondrichthyes - Cartilaginous fishes Acanthodii (extinct) Actinopterygii - Ray-finned fishes Actinistia - Coelacanths Dipnoi - Lungfishes Amphibia - Amphibians Reptilia - Reptiles Aves - Birds Mammalia - Mammals Chordates (phylum Chordata) include the vertebrates, together with... Orders Subclass Monotremata Monotremata Subclass Marsupialia Didelphimorphia Paucituberculata Microbiotheria Dasyuromorphia Peramelemorphia Notoryctemorphia Diprotodontia Subclass Placentalia Xenarthra Dermoptera Desmostylia Scandentia Primates Rodentia Lagomorpha Insectivora Chiroptera Pholidota Carnivora Perissodactyla Artiodactyla Cetacea Afrosoricida Macroscelidea Tubulidentata Hyracoidea Proboscidea Sirenia The mammals are the class of vertebrate animals primarily characterized by the presence of mammary... Families 17, See classification The diverse order Carnivora (IPA: or ; from Latin carō (stem carn-) flesh, + vorāre to devour) includes over 260 species of placental mammals. ... Families Canidae Felidae Herpestidae Hyaenidae Mephitidae Mustelidae Nandiniidae Odobenidae Pinnipedia Procyonidae Ursidae Viverridae The diverse order Carnivora includes over 260 placental mammals. ... Species Canis adustus Canis aureus Canis dirus (extinct) Canis latrans Canis lupus Canis mesomelas Canis simensis   † also includes dogs. ... Binomial name Canis adustus Sundevall, 1847 The Side-striped jackal (Canis adustus) is a member of the family Canidae, native to central and Southern African. ... Binomial name Linnaeus, 1758 Golden Jackal range The Golden Jackal (Canis aureus), also called the Asiatic or Common Jackal, is a mammal of the order carnivora native to North and East Africa, Southeastern Europe and South Asia to Burma. ... Binomial name Himalayan Wolf (Canis himalayaensis) is described as a new species of wolf native a small region in northern India (Jammu and Kashmir and then Himachal Pradesh) and eastern Nepal in the Himalayas. ... Trinomial name Canis lupus pallipes (Reginald Innes Pocock, 1941) Present distribution of Indian wolf in light blue The Indian Wolf (Canis lupus pallipes), also known as the Indian Gray Wolf or the Peninsular Gray Wolf, is the small subspecies of the Grey Wolf. ... For other uses, see Coyote (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Wolf (disambiguation), Gray Wolves (disambiguation), or Timber Wolf (comics). ... For other uses, see Red Wolf (disambiguation). ... Binomial name Schreber, 1775 Black-backed Jackal range The Black-backed jackal (Canis mesomelas), also known as the Silver-backed jackal is a mammal of the order carnivora. ... Binomial name Canis simensis Ruppell, 1840 Map of the range of the Ethiopian Wolf. ... Binomial name Cuon alpinus (Pallas, 1811) The Dhole (Cuon alpinus) is a species of wild dog of the Canidae family. ... Binomial name Cuon alpinus (Pallas, 1811) The Dhole (Cuon alpinus) is a species of wild dog of the Canidae family. ... Binomial name (Temminck, 1820) African Wild Dog range The African Wild Dog, Lycaon pictus, also known as the African Hunting Dog, Cape Hunting Dog, Painted Dog, or Painted Wolf, is a carnivorous mammal of the Canidae family. ... Binomial name (Temminck, 1820) African Wild Dog range The African Wild Dog, Lycaon pictus, also known as the African Hunting Dog, Cape Hunting Dog, Painted Dog, or Painted Wolf, is a carnivorous mammal of the Canidae family. ... Binomial name Atelocynus Microtis (Sclater, 1883) Short-eared Dog (Atelocynus microtis) also known as Small Eared Zorro or Short-eared Fox can be found in South America. ... Binomial name Atelocynus Microtis (Sclater, 1883) Short-eared Dog (Atelocynus microtis) also known as Small Eared Zorro or Short-eared Fox can be found in South America. ... Binomial name Alopex lagopus ({{{author}}}, {{{date}}}) The Crab Eating Fox (Cerdocyon thous), also called the Common Fox or forest fox is a medium-sized fox and is found in South America. ... Binomial name Alopex lagopus ({{{author}}}, {{{date}}}) The Crab Eating Fox (Cerdocyon thous), also called the Common Fox or forest fox is a medium-sized fox and is found in South America. ... Species Pseudalopex culpaeus Pseudalopex fulvipes Pseudalopex griseus Pseudalopex gymnocercus Pseudalopex sechurae Pseudalopex vetulus Pseudalopex is the genus name for South American members of the Canidae family. ... Binomial name Pseudalopex culpaeus (Molina, 1782) The culpeo is a South American species of wild dog. ... Binomial name Martin, 1837 Synonyms Dusicyon fulvipes Pseudalopex griseus fulvipes Darwins Fox or Darwins Zorro (Pseudalopex fulvipes) is a small endangered canine from the genus Pseudalopex, also know as Chiloé Zorro or Zorro Chilote in Spanish (zorros is false fox, more related to true dogs and included to... Binomial name Pseudalopex griseus (Gray, 1837) The Chilla, Grey Zorro or South American Grey Fox (Pseudalopex griseus), also known as the Patagonian Fox, is a species of zorros (false foxes). ... Binomial name Pseudalopex gymnocercus ( Fischer, 1814) Pampas Fox (Pseudalopex gymnocercus), also known as Azaras fox, is a medium sized fox native to South America. ... Binomial name Pseudalopex sechurae Thomas, 1900 The Sechuran Fox (Pseudalopex sechurae), also called Peruvian Desert Fox and sechuran zorro is a South American species of canid. ... Binomial name Pseudalopex vetulus (Lund, 1842) Please note that the Blanfords Fox, or Afghan fox, is also known as Hoary Fox. The Hoary Fox, Pseudalopex vetulus, or Hoary zorro, is a species of zorro (false fox) endemic to Brazil. ... Binomial name Chrysocyon brachyurus (Illiger, 1815) The Maned Wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus) is the largest canid of South America, resembling a dog with reddish fur. ... Binomial name Chrysocyon brachyurus (Illiger, 1815) The Maned Wolf (Chrysocyon brachyurus) is the largest canid of South America, resembling a dog with reddish fur. ... Binomial name Speothos venaticus (Lund, 1842) The Bush Dog (Speothos venaticus) is a canid found in Central and South America, including Panama, Venezuela, Bolivia, Peru (West of the Andes), Ecuador, the Guyanas, Paraguay, North-East Argentina (Misiones province), and Brazil (from the Amazon rainforest to the state of Santa Catarina). ... Binomial name Speothos venaticus (Lund, 1842) The Bush Dog (Speothos venaticus) is a canid found in Central and South America, including Panama, Venezuela, Bolivia, Peru (West of the Andes), Ecuador, the Guianas, Paraguay, northeast Argentina (Misiones province), and Brazil (from the Amazon rainforest to the state of Amazonas). ... This article is about the animal. ... This article is about the animal. ... Species Vulpes bengalensis Vulpes cana Vulpes chama Vulpes corsac Vulpes ferrilata Vulpes lagopus Vulpes macrotis Vulpes pallida Vulpes rueppelli Vulpes velox Vulpes vulpes Vulpes zerda Vulpes is a genus of the Canidae family. ... For other uses, see Red Fox (disambiguation). ... Binomial name (Say, 1823) The Swift Fox (Vulpes velox) is a small fox found in the western grasslands of North America, such as Colorado, New Mexico and Texas. ... This article is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Binomial name Vulpes corsac (Linnaeus, 1768) The Corsac Fox (Vulpes corsac) is a species of fox. ... Binomial name Vulpes chama (A Smith, 1833) The Cape Fox (Vulpes chama), also called Cama Fox or Silver-backed Fox is a small fox. ... Binomial name Vulpes pallida (Cretzschmar, 1827) The Pale Fox (Vulpes pallida) is a species of fox which inhabits the Sahel from Senegal in the west to Sudan in the east. ... Binomial name Vulpes bengalensis (Shaw, 1800) // Range and Habitat The Indian fox (Vulpes bengalensis) is a fox endemic to the Indian subcontinent and is found from the Himalayan foothills and Terai of Nepal through southern India and from southern and eastern Pakistan to eastern India and southeastern Bangladesh Appearance Vulpes... Tibetan Fox (Vulpes ferrilata) Lives at a high plateau of Tibet, bordering on China and India. ... Binomial name Vulpes cana (Blanford, 1877) Range of Blanfords Fox Please note that two a. ... Binomial name Vulpes rueppelli (Schinz, 1825) Rüppells Fox or Sand Fox (Vulpes rueppelli) is a species of fox living in North Africa and the Middle East, from Morocco to Afghanistan. ... Species Urocyon cinereoargenteus Urocyon littoralis The genus Urocyon is a genus contains two (possibly three) Western Hemisphere foxes in the family Canidae, the Gray Fox (Urocyon cinereoargenteus) and the closely-related Island Fox (Urocyon littoralis). ... For other uses, see Gray Fox (disambiguation). ... Binomial name Urocyon littoralis (Baird, 1857) The Island Fox (Urocyon littoralis) is a small fox that is native to six of the eight Channel Islands of California. ... Binomial name Urocyon sp. ... Binomial name Otocyon megalotis (Desmarest, 1822) The Bat-eared Fox is a canid of the African savanna. ... Binomial name Otocyon megalotis (Desmarest, 1822) The Bat-eared Fox is a canid of the African savanna. ... Binomial name Nyctereutes procyonoides (Gray, 1834) The Raccoon Dog (Nyctereutes procyonoides) is a member of the canid family and is considered to be a species of dog although it is often confused with raccoons and badgers. ... It has been suggested that tanuki be merged into this article or section. ...

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ANIMAL BYTES - Fennec Fox (428 words)
The fennec is the smallest of the foxes with enormous ears, a tiny face, and a pointed snout.
The fennec fox is cream in color with a long (3/4 of the head and body length) fl-tipped tail.
Fennec foxes also have thick fur on the soles of their feet, which insulate against the hot sand of the desert.
Lioncrusher's Domain -- Fennec Fox (Vulpes zerda) facts and pictures (0 words)
The fennec occurs in the deserts of northern Africa, mostly in the Sahara desert, in the countries of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, south to the Sudan to approximately 17° N. Physical Appearance
The fennec is a social animal, with a group living in a permanent den in the ground.
The fennec fox is unlike many other canids in that the female can produce two litters a year.
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