A canid native to the savannahs of Zambia, Angola, South Africa, Ethiopia, Sudan, and Tanzania, the bat-eared fox gets its name from its large ears, and is known for being around in some form for over 800,000 years. Also known as the big-eared fox, black-eared fox, and Delande's fox; it has black ears and tawny fur, and grows to about 1.5 feet (55 centimeters) long with ears that are about 5 inches (13 centimeters) high off its head.
Bat-eared foxes use their enormous ears to hunt for prey which, unlike most foxes, consists mainly of invertebrates. Their hearing is so sensitive, they can even discern insects hidden underground. by Lukas Blazek