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Bat-Eared Fox at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. Click to see more.

Bat-Eared Fox

Otocyon megalotis

Family

Canidae, the dog family.

Conservation Status

Not threatened.

Distribution

East and South Africa.

Habitat

Savannas and open plains with tall grass, thick brush and burrows for hiding. Found in close proximity to ungulates

Factoid

The bat-eared fox is possibly named after the Egyptian slit-faced fruit bat, which also has ears that are large in proportion to its head.

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