It’s time to meet our Super Surprise Thursday animal and to do so we must go to North Africa! We’re on the lookout for a small member of the canine family. Are you ready for today’s adventure?



   Range/Habitat: North Africa- West Asia/ scrub-desert

   Diet: Omnivore: reptiles, insects, grasses

   Length/Weight: 16-20”/ 2 ¼-6 ½ lbs

   Conservation Status: common


Fun Facts:

  • Ruppell’s Foxes are also called the Sand Fox.
  • They are crepuscular (active at dawn and dusk).
  • Ruppell’s Foxes change their dens every few days.
  • They scent mark their territories.
  • Ruppell’s foxes have large ears and white tipped tails.
  • They are one of the smallest members of the fox family.

Ruppell’s foxes are so cute with their large ears and slender bodies. We see red fox near our house and they are so fast. Do you love foxes?


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