What big ears you have! NY zoo debuts adorable little foxes
NEW YORK— Two adorable little foxes with remarkably big ears are making their public debut at New York’s Prospect Park Zoo.
Fennec (FEH’-nehk) foxes usually weigh less than 4 pounds (1.81 kilograms) as adults. Their ears, up to 6 inches (15 centimeters) long, help regulate their body temperature.
The Wildlife Conservation Society says it’s brought the two young males from the Bronx Zoo to Brooklyn.
The Smithsonian’s National Zoo website says the fennec fox is the smallest fox in the world. It is common throughout the Sahara Desert and also lives in the deserts of Northern Africa and Northern Sinai.