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Bat-eared Fox

Afrikaans name: Bakoorvos

Bat-eared Fox

Bat-eared Fox

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Otocyon megalotis

Interesting facts about Bat-eared Foxes

The Bat-eared Fox is a rather smaller mammal with rather large ears. The ears are around 13 cm in length. They put to good use in listening for the insects that make up the largest portion of its diet.

Two populations of Bat-eared Foxes exist. One is found in South Africa, Angola and Zambia. The other race is in Tanzania through to Ethiopia.

These animals like areas with short grass and are able to survive in arid areas.

They feed off many types of insects as well as small mammals and reptiles. They are able to get most of their water requirements from their food.

Did you know that a young fox is called a kit? The males do much of the work in rearing their young.

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References and further reading

African Wildlife - A photographic safari - Author: Nigel and Wendy Dennis - Year Published: 1999 - Page: 73

An Introduction to the Larger Mammals of Southern Africa - Author: Joanna Dalton - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 51

Chris and Tilde Stuart's Field Guide to the Mammals of Southern Africa - 1st Edition - Author: Chris and Tilde Stuart - Year Published: 1988 - Page: 122

Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of Africa - 1st Edition - Author: Chris and Tilde Stuart - Year Published: 1997 - Page: 226

Field Guide to the Mammals of Southern Africa - 3rd Edition - Author: Chris and Tilde Stuart - Year Published: 2001 - Page: 122

Field Guide to the Mammals of the Kruger National Park - Author: U. de V. Pienaar et al. - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 67

Kruger National Park Questions and Answers - Author: P.F. Fourie - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 296

Land Mammals of Southern Africa - A field guide - Author: Reay HN Smithers - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 105

Mammals of Southern Africa - Author: Burger Cillier - Year Published: 1987 - Page: 11

Mammals of the Kruger and other National Parks - Author: The National Parks Board - Year Published: 1980 - Page: 36

Questions and Answers - Mammals of Southern Africa - Author: Deirdre Richards - Year Published: 1990 - Page: 24

Reader's Digest Illustrated Guide to the Game Parks and Nature Reserves of Southern Africa - 2nd edi - Author: Editor - Alan Duggan - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 417

Sasol First Field Guide to Animal Tracks of Southern Africa - Author: Louis Liebenberg - Year Published: 2003 - Page: 31

Signs of the Wild - 3rd Edition - Author: Clive Walker - Year Published: 1986 - Page: 53

Signs of the Wild - 5th Edition - Author: Clive Walker - Year Published: 1996 - Page: 50

Southern Africa from the Highway - Author: AA RSA - Year Published: 1991 - Page: 320

Wild Issue 21 - Author: - Year Published: 2012 - Page: 76

Wild Issue 32 - Author: - Year Published: 2015 - Page: 27

Wildlife of Southern Africa - Author: Martin Withers and David Hosking - Year Published: 2011 - Page: 200

List of South African Mammals

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