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Fennec Fox at The Living Desert Zoo and Gardens. Click to see more.

Fennec Fox

Vulpes zerda

Family

Canidae, the dog family.

Conservation Status

Least concern, IUCN; not threatened.

Distribution

The arid regions of North Africa and the Sinai and Arabian Peninsulas.

Habitat

Primarily sandy areas.

Factoid

When threatened, they can leap approximately four times their body length from a standing position and burrow rapidly into the sand.
Due to heavy storm erosion, our hiking trails will be closed until further notice. The Zoo is still open.