The Fennec eats small rodents, birds, snakes, insects, spiders and scorpions; its large ears helps it hear prey from a great distance. The fennec’s diet also includes eggs and fruit. Remarkably, this animal does not have to live near drinking water, as it can get enough fluids from what it eats.
This smallest fox family member weighs 1-1.5 kg, and its head and body measure only 35-40 cm; its tail adds another 15-25 cm. Its height at the shoulder it is about 20 cm, and its big ears can grow up to 15 cm long. The animal’s fur is soft and yellow-brown, often lighter on the underside, and its tail has a black tip.
The Aqua Zoo Friesland fennec foxes are still quite young. Zoo staff are hoping for fennec offspring.