Description of species
Fennec (Vulpes zerda) – the smallest carnivorous mammal of the family canine.
Its name, this animal was from the Arabic “fanak”, which means “fox”. The scientific species name derives from the Greek zerda “xeros” – «dry», which indicates their habitats: dry and arid. The size of Fenech fewer cats. Length about 40 cm of the tail – up to 20 cm, and weighs about 1.5 kg. Snout acute, short. The eyes are large. Ears Fenech – the largest of predators in relation to the size of the head, and they reach 15 cm in length and are used for better cooling of the body in the heat of the day. Foot pubescent, allowing Fenech move on hot sand. His teeth are small (especially canines), similar to the teeth bolsheuhoy fox.