Bat Eared Fox
RERFERENCES
DIET OF THE BAT EARED FOX
BAT EARED FOX
FLUCTUATING GROUP SIZE IN BAT EARED BAT
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Otocyon megalotis

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The African bat-eared fox is known for its enormous 15 inch tail ears. The blood vessels filled ears shed heat, keeping the fox cool. These small foxes are sandy gray in color with lighter fur on the belly and darker fur around the eyes, muzzle, the back of the ears, feet, and tip of its long, bushy tail. The inside of the ears and a band across the forehead are white or buff. They have 46 to 50 teeth more than any other type of fox.

Bat eared foxes live in groups of from 2 to 5 individuals. They cover around 200 acres and live primarily on harvester termites. Bat eared foxes sleep in dens during the hottest part of the day and forage after dust.

In the south of Africa bat-eared foxes live in pairs along with any pups, but in east Africa, a fox family may contain an adult male and up to three adult females with their kits.

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Golden Jackal and Frog

Golden Jackal feeding puppies

Golden Jackal and Hyena

 

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Otocyon megalotis

Habitat: Open plains, savannas, grasslands, East and Southern Africa

Insectivorous

7-12 Pounds

Mating Season: January-April

Produces 1-6 Pups

Lifespan: 13 years

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