The fennec is the smallest of all the foxes. Although measuring only 14 to 16 inches in total body
size the fennec has large ears measuring 6 inches! These large ears provide
this desert dweller two advantages. First, the large surface area allows for heat loss,
and secondly, the size promotes acute hearing. As further protection from heat and enemies the fennec lives a nocturnal
existence, thus staying cool and protected during the day. MORE!
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