Fennec Fox ( Fennecus zerda )
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The Fennec fox is 30-40 cm (14.5-16 in) long with a tail of 20 cm (8 in). It weighs about 1.5 kg (3.3 lb). It has got a reddish fur, big eyes, huge triangular ears and strong legs. When standing it is able to jump 1.2 m. It is said it can hear another moving animal 1.5 km away.
It inhabits deserts in northern Africa and Arabia and can survive many days without water. Fennecus zerda feeds on small mammals, rodents, reptiles, lizards, eggs, insects and fruit. There are about 3 young born in March-April after 50 days lasting gestation. It lives in the group of 10 animals with longevity up to 12 years.