Fennec foxes are the smallest members of the dog family.
Fennec foxes live for up to 12 years in captivity.
Body length: 30-40cm, Tail length: 18-30cm, Standing height: 18-22cm, Weight: 1-1.5kg.
Fennec foxes have particularly large ears. They have light-coloured fur, with a black tip on the tail. The soles of the feet are also furred.
Fennec foxes inhabit N. Africa from Morocco to Egypt, south to north Niger and Sudan, east to Sinai Peninsula and Kuwait.
They are found in deserts and semi-arid regions.
Fennec foxes have a widely varied diet, including insects, reptiles and small mammals.
Fennec foxes are social animals that mate for life. Each pair or family has its own territory.
Females have a gestation period of 51-53 days, after which they give birth to 3-6 cubs, which weigh 50g.
The 2000 IUCN Red List classify fennec foxes as Data Deficient. Fennec foxes are hunted by the native people of the Sahara.