Fennec fox

The Fennec fox, scientifically known as Vulpes zerda, is a small fox species native to the deserts of North Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Here’s a description of its distribution by country:

  1. Algeria: Fennec foxes are found in various regions of Algeria, particularly in the Sahara Desert and the Sahelian zone of the country.
  2. Morocco: Fennec foxes inhabit parts of Morocco, including the Sahara Desert region and the Atlas Mountains.
  3. Tunisia: Fennec foxes are native to Tunisia, where they are found in desert regions such as the Grand Erg Oriental and the Sahara Desert.
  4. Libya: Fennec foxes are found in certain parts of Libya, particularly in desert habitats such as the Libyan Desert and the Fezzan region.
  5. Egypt: Fennec foxes inhabit desert areas of Egypt, including the Sinai Peninsula and other arid regions.
  6. Mauritania, Chad, Mali, Niger: Fennec foxes are also found in these countries, where they inhabit desert and semi-arid regions.

Additionally, Fennec foxes are found in parts of the Arabian Peninsula, including:

  • Saudi Arabia: Fennec foxes are native to the Arabian Desert region of Saudi Arabia.
  • United Arab Emirates, Oman: Fennec foxes are also found in desert habitats in these countries.

Fennec foxes are well-adapted to their desert environment, with large ears that help dissipate heat and keen senses that aid in hunting for prey such as insects, small rodents, and birds. They are also known for their playful behavior and their ability to thrive in arid conditions with limited water sources.

Fennec fox in Zoos

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