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Bat-eared Fox

Otocyon megalotis

The bat-eared fox is a member of the Canid (dog) family. It can be recognised by its large ears. It also has more teeth than most other mammals – between 46 and 50!

measurements

Measurements

Size: 46 - 66cm
Weight: 3 - 5.3kg

habitat

Habitat

Bat-eared foxes inhabit savannah and dry open plains in southern and eastern Africa. They generally live in small family groups, but are sometimes found in pairs.

diet

Diet

They feed mainly on insects and scorpions and supplement their diet with small rodents, nestlings, eggs, lizards, fruit and bulbs.

behaviour

Breeding

Bat-eared foxes are pregnant for approximately 2 months, and between 2 and 5 young are born in a burrow.

threat

Conservation

The bat-eared fox is not believed to be endangered, however they are hunted for their skins and persecuted as pests in parts of their range.

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