Fennec fox

“Fennec Fox” by Drew Avery, licensed under CC BY 2.0

Common Name: Fennec Fox

Scientific Name:  Vulpes zerda

Conservation Status: Least concern (Wacher, et al., 2015).

Habitat: Arid desert environments, stable and/or sparsely vegetated sand dunes (Dorst & Dandelot, 1970; Coetzee, 1977).

Range: Sandy deserts and semi-deserts of northern Africa, ranging from Western Sahara and Mauritania to northern Sinai (Asa, et al., 2004; Asa & Cuzin, 2013).

Diet: Small rodents, lizards, birds, eggs, insects, fruit, leaves, and roots (Adams, 2004).

Threats: Habitat loss, fragmentation, and degradation due to increasing anthropogenic development (Wacher, et al., 2015).