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Fennec fox Vulpes zerda

Fennec fox - De Zonnegloed - Animal park - Animal refuge centre Adopt this Fennec fox

Features

Size:
30 - 40 cm
Nutrition:
Insecten, knaagdieren, schorpioenen, eieren, hagedissen, hazen, slangen, spinnen, vis, vogels, vruchten en zaden
Weight:
1 - 1.5 kg
Age:
10 jaar/ans/years
Gestation:
1.5 - 2 maand/mois/month
Status:
Niet bedreigd
Family:
Environment:
De woestijnen van Afrika en het Arabisch Schiereiland

Animals in our sanctuary

Zuri
Date of birth
01-01-2011
Date of arrival
04-04-2011
Zuri

Zuri, Tsiga, Vinjara, Shujamaa, Zwadi and Wepezi were seized together at an animal dealer. The police invaded the house and found that many animals had been obtained unofficially and that the animals were being held in poor conditions.


Lily
Date of birth
24-09-2013
Date of arrival
24-09-2013
Lily

Lili was handed over to a NHC by a private person and ended up in De Zonnegloed. Now she can live with her peers and call De Zonnegloed her home.


Zwadi
Date of birth
01-01-2011
Date of arrival
04-04-2011
Zwadi

Zwadi, Tsiga, Vinjara, Shujamaa, Zuri and Wepezi were seized together at an animal dealer. The police invaded the house and found that many animals had been obtained unofficially and that the animals were being held in poor conditions.


Shujamaa
Date of birth
01-01-2013
Date of arrival
24-09-2013
Shujamaa

Shujamaa, Zuri, Tsiga, Vinjara, Zwadi and Wepezi were seized together at an animal dealer. The police invaded the house and found that many animals had been obtained unofficially and that the animals were being held in poor conditions.


Vinjara
Date of birth
01-01-2013
Date of arrival
24-09-2013
Vinjara

Vinjara, Zuri, Tsiga, Shujamaa, Zwadi and Wepezi were seized together at an animal dealer. The police invaded the house and found that many animals had been obtained unofficially and that the animals were being held in poor conditions.


Wepezi
Date of birth
01-01-2011
Date of arrival
04-04-2011
Wepezi

Wepezi, Tsiga, Vinjara, Shujamaa, Zwadi and Zuri were seized together at an animal dealer. The police invaded the house and found that many animals had been obtained unofficially and that the animals were being held in poor conditions.


Tsiga
Date of birth
01-01-2013
Date of arrival
24-09-2013
Tsiga

Tsiga, Zuri, Vinjara, Shujamaa, Zwadi and Wepezi were seized together at an animal dealer. The police invaded the house and found that many animals had been obtained unofficially and that the animals were being held in poor conditions.


Where does he feel most at home?

The fennec fox is very well adapted to the life in the deserts of North Africa and West Asia. The presence of grasses or light vegetation is important. He uses them to sleep on, to take shelter underneath and to make a nest.

What's his favourite food?

They like to eat insects, eggs, birds, lizards and rodents, but the fennec fox also eats fruit, leaves and roots. He usually searches for his food at night. He doesn’t have to drink in principle; he uses the vegetation as a source of water.

Fun fact

The ears of the fennec fox are perhaps their most characteristic appearance. They are very large compared to the small skull. The ears are 15 cm long and are used both to get rid of heat and to locate prey. They’re able to hear sounds that come from many centimetres underneath the sand.

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