Cat and Horse

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Monday, September 20, 2010

Fennec Foxes

~Fennec Fox~

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The Fennec Fox is the worlds smallest fox, weighing about one kilogram. For an animal so small and light, they have enormous ears. They're ears are fifteen centimetres long, while they're only 20-40 centimetres long! Fennec Foxes prefer eating plants, but they also eat rodents, eggs, reptiles and insects.  Fennec Foxes are also called "desert foxes" because they live in the desert zones of North Africa and the Sinai and Arabian peninsulas. Like most desert animals, they can go long periods of time without any water. They have long, thick, soft, coats with a woolly undercoat that insulates them during cold nights and hot days. They are nocturnal so that they can avoid the hot desert heat during the day. They are cream-coloured with black-tipped tails. They're cuddly appearance makes them favourite pets of trade, and locals also hunt them for their soft, silky fur. Fennec Foxes are mammals. Wasn't that awesome? I could totally hug a Fennec Fox right now, even though I'm a cat...

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