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Endangered animal in Africa: Fennec animal that also appears in illustrated books

Animal

We will explain the major characteristics of the fennec fox, such as its ears, fur, and body, as well as its ecological environment and information. The fennec fox is a fox with very large ears that lives on the African continent. Although they are increasingly being kept as pets these days, they are still rare. The fennec fox is the world’s smallest fox and is a tough animal that can survive in scorching heat. Some people keep the fennec fox as a pet, but in recent years it has been suggested that it may become extinct. Due to the small population of the fennec fox, it is a protected animal under the Washington Convention and international trade is regulated.

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habitat

The fennec fox (Vulpes zerda) is a carnivorous animal classified in the class Mammalia, carnivora, canine family, genus Fox. Also known as the fennec fox. They like the desert environment of Africa, where they dig burrows and usually live with their families inside. The soles of their feet are covered with hair, making them suitable for walking in sand. They are able to regulate their body temperature well, obtain water from plants, and are active at night.

Features

The fennec fox is 30-40 cm long and weighs 1-2 kg. The biggest feature of Fennec fox is the ear, which is about 15 cm in size. Fennec ears have the role of dissipating heat from the body. Long and thick hair can protect you from the cold of the night and the hot sun of the day. Fennec foxes live in small groups of about 10. Fennec foxes live in the Sahara Desert and the Steppe Zone. It is an animal classified in the genus Vulpes of the canidae family. Fennec foxes are nocturnal creatures that begin their prey hunt in the middle of the night.

Ecology

Fennec foxes feed on small mammals, reptiles, insects, fruits and leaves. The breeding form is embryonic, and breeding begins around January or February every year. The gestation period is about one and a half months, and 2-6 animals can be born at one time. Breastfeeding period is about 1-3 months. Children live with their parents for some time after they are born. It is said that it matures in the second half of life and has a lifespan of about 10 years. However, there are cases where they lived for about 12 years in captivity.

Endangered species

Fennec foxes have been in demand as pets in recent years and are becoming popular pets. But the wild fennec fox is actually an endangered species. Overfishing aimed at Fennec foxes is a problem in Africa. In addition, it is often captured because it is in demand as a pet. International trade is regulated for animals listed in the Washington Convention. Fennec foxes are not in danger of becoming extinct now, but they may become extinct in the future. Fennec foxes are currently classified as low concern.

Breeding

Fennec foxes are in increasing demand as pets. But the price is very high. It is said to be 500,000 to 1,000,000 yen in Japanese yen, which is not cheap at all. Please be careful about temperature control when breeding. Fennec foxes are very vulnerable to the cold because they are originally animals in hot regions. Also, the fennec fox is so loud that it will be difficult to keep it in an apartment building. The food is vegetables and fruits. Feed them about twice a day.

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