Bat-eared fox

Otocyon megalotis

Size: 30cm high
Habitat: Plains, light woodland and bush
Feeding: Insects such as termites, grasshoppers, scorpions, etc

The Bat-eared Fox is so-called because of its large ears which it uses to listen for insects underground. It has long legs and a long, bushy, black-tipped tail.

This animal is mostly nocturnal but, as these photos show, is sometimes seen during the day. It has a lifespan of 8 - 10 years.

These photos of this family of foxes were taken at their burrow in the Masai Mara, Kenya.









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