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Er, that might be Bandit on the right. These guys are Bat-Eared Foxes. As the ZooBorns story goes, a local farmer found them on his ranch. He had been building a dam on his property- the dam collap...

fun cute Bat-eared Foxes

fun cute Bat-eared Foxes

The bat-eared fox is aptly named, not just because of its 5-inch ears, but because of what it uses those ears for—like the bat, it listens for insects. On a typical night, the fox walks along the African Savannah, listening, until it hears the scuttle of prey. Although the fox eats a variety of insects and lizards, most of its diet is made up of termites. In fact, the bat-eared fox often makes its home in termite mounds, which it usually cleans out of inhabitants before moving in.

14 Fascinating Facts About Foxes

The bat-eared fox is aptly named, not just because of its 5-inch ears, but because of what it uses those ears for—like the bat, it listens for insects. On a typical night, the fox walks along the African Savannah, listening, until it hears the scuttle of prey. Although the fox eats a variety of insects and lizards, most of its diet is made up of termites. In fact, the bat-eared fox often makes its home in termite mounds, which it usually cleans out of inhabitants before moving in.

Bat-eared fox

Bat-eared fox

Foxes are found all over the world. In folklore, foxes are typically characterized as cunning creatures sometimes having magical powers.

Foxes: Facts & Pictures

Foxes are found all over the world. In folklore, foxes are typically characterized as cunning creatures sometimes having magical powers.

Bat-eared Fox -  (Otocyon megalotis) is a canid of the African savanna, named for its large ears.  It is also referred to as big-eared fox, black-eared fox, cape fox, and Delalande’s fox.

Bat-eared Fox - (Otocyon megalotis) is a canid of the African savanna, named for its large ears. It is also referred to as big-eared fox, black-eared fox, cape fox, and Delalande’s fox.

Bat-eared fox pups.  Get to see these every so often on various SA roads. Photo by Isak Pretorius

Bat-eared fox pups. Get to see these every so often on various SA roads. Photo by Isak Pretorius

With ears like that, we bet these Bat-eared Foxes can hear you "awww-ing" over their cuteness from miles away! (photo: San Diego Zoo)

With ears like that, we bet these Bat-eared Foxes can hear you "awww-ing" over their cuteness from miles away! (photo: San Diego Zoo)

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