Range Tracking

Exotics Interlude: Fennec Fox


Nature Nick’s Animal Adventures paid a second annual visit to Audubon House at the Oslo Riverfront Conservation Area, bringing with him a whole host of exotic animals from around the world. This week will feature a short sampling of the exotic, and often handicapped animals, that would not otherwise be able to survive in the wild.

The smallest fox in the world is the Fennec Fox with oversized ears that help it locate its prey in the desert sands of Africa. According to National Geographic, “Fennec foxes are opportunistic eaters. They forage for plants but also eat rodents, eggs, reptiles, and insects. Like most desert dwellers, the fennec fox has developed the ability to go for long periods without water.”

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