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..