Rare baby fox born in Taronga Zoo is all ears

Newborn fennec fox caught on camera

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Australia's Taronga Zoo welcomed a newborn fennec fox in early December and reports that the baby is doing well.

This small nocturnal animal is native to the Sahara. Its most distinctive feature is its unusually large ears, which serve to dissipate heat.

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Its coat, ears, and kidney functions have adapted to high-temperature, low-water, desert environments.

In addition, its hearing is sensitive enough to hear prey moving underground.

It mainly eats insects, small mammals, and birds.

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