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I took this photo in the Olmense Zoo (Olmen, Belgium).
I just looooooove their big ears and fuzzy fur!

Here’s a little bio on them:

class: Mammalia (mammals)
order: Carnivora (carnivores)
family: Canidae (K9)
genus: Fennecus Zerda

where? African Desert, Sinaï Desert and Arabic Peninsula

They can live solitary as well as in groups up to ten species and they can reach an age of 12 years!
Being the tiniest of all foxes and weighing approximately 1 to 1,5 kilogramms, they look very adorable with their soft silk-like furr, but in fact they can be very fierce. And they like their rest.
Their big ears are to keep their bodytemperature constant.

Although they can be fierce killers, the mailes are the most perfect example of a good housefather, when his female friend is pregnant. (how sweet is that!!)
There are know to bring food the their pregnant partners and continue to do so even after the female has given birth to the little ones.
They are also known to stay together for a very long time but whether or not they are faithfull remains the question..


  • smokipoki
    smokipokiover 6 years ago

    What an adorable creature! Well captured An!

  • thank you so much Astrid!
    yes they sure look cute don’t they! :-D

    – Glitter

  • JTrask
    JTraskover 6 years ago

    My goodness – those eyes are really striking! Looking at the way he holds himself, I can believe that he’s fierce. Is this animal also known as a fennic fox? It looks very similar to one that I’ve seen before.

  • thanks for your nice comment!
    yes, “fennic fox” is also used for these little fox-like animals.
    They are simply beautiful to look at and they look so sweet but they’re anything but sweet..
    Yeah, these eyes were the first thing that got me interested in them :)

    – Glitter

  • ephemeral
    ephemeralover 6 years ago

    what a funny creature !! it reminds me of ze bunny from Donnie Darko movie.. wouldn’t know should i be scared of it or snug with it haha

  • haha.. yes the first time I saw this one, I thought he looked sooo cute and funny! with those big ears and all…
    but they are fierce.. or so that’s want is known about them…

    – Glitter

  • Dayonda
    Dayondaover 6 years ago

    Looks like a little dog breed somebody should invent. People could lip bows on their ear-hairs and around their tails. They’d make a killing on the dog market.
    You took a very good photo on this one!

  • thanks again for you lovely comment on my work Dayonda!
    yep, I would love one of these guys as a pet, so soft and cute :-)

    – Glitter

  • Krys Bailey
    Krys Baileyover 6 years ago

    Adorable! Love his big ears!

  • thank you so much Krys!
    yep, the big ears are superb! makes them look so cute huh?! :)

    – Glitter

  • Randall Scholten
    Randall Scholtenabout 6 years ago

    What a remarkable little critter! Great photo of him!

  • thanks so much Randall !!!

    – Glitter

  • Randall Scholten
    Randall Scholtenabout 6 years ago

    PS He looks alien :-)

  • haha… yes… I find that too… he really has special eyes, doesn’t he?! =)

    – Glitter

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