Egypt Picture - Fennec Fox

Fennec Fox

Fennec Fox


Omar Aton


Fennec Fox


The fennec fox is one of the world's smallest foxes. In Egypt, the fennec fox has been recorded mainly in the Western Desert, including but not limited by any means at Farafra, Dakhla, and Kharga. They are also found at Wadi al-Rayan, Saqqara, in the Fayoum and Wadi Natrun. Of the Egyptian foxes, the fennec is by far the most suited to the desert. It even avoids the more fertile coastal desert, and shows a preference for sandy desert with just a little vegetation. This is an omnivorous animal reported to feed on large insects, grubs, small mammals, birds and lizards, but at the same time, with vegetation such as berries and roots making up a larger proportion of its diet than most foxes. While it does not much need to drink, it will if water is available.

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