Day 96- Today’s animal is the Fennec Fox🦊
Fact 1) The fennec fox is the world’s smallest fox species. They measure between 24 and 41 cm (9-16 in). They stand 20.3cm (8in) tall. The tail makes up 18-31cm (7-12in) of their length. Their large ears are 10-15cm (3.9-5.9in) tall.
Fact 2) Fennec Foxes are omnivores. They live on a diet of insects, eggs, birds, rabbits, small reptiles, plants, fruits and rodents. They have specially adapted kidneys allowing them to not drink much. They can obtain some of their water from the food they eat.
Fact 3) The fennec fox is a nocturnal species. They are more active at night so they can avoid the harsh heat from the desert sun during the day. Throughout the day they rest in their burrow. Their feet are well adapted for digging a burrow. The den may have up to 15 entrances and be 120 square metres.
EXTRA FACT) They have thick fur around their feet to protect them from the hot sand.