Fennec Fox

fennec-fox-1The Fennec Fox enjoys the sandy regions of northern Africa’s Sahara Desert. Sand dunes provides an excellent place for their burrows. Their thick fur keeps them warm at night and the fur on their feet protects them from the heat of the sand during the day. Their large ears serve to dissipate heat. For food, they prefer insects, rodents, lizards, birds, and eggs. Since they only weigh 1.5 to 3.5 pounds, domestic dogs are a threat. Humans are the biggest threat since people hunt them for food or their fur.