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fennec

small, large-eared, nocturnal desert fox from North Africa and Arabia. Sandy buff-color; hairy soles of feet to facilitate walking on sand. Called also Fennicus zerda.
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Rommel, Ralf and Ali are Fennec foxes - the smallest member of the fox family - and are mak-k ing themselves at home at Redcar's Kirkleatham Owl Centre.
The 26-year-old, who scored the goal that put his side through to the knockout stages, insisted progress is within reach for the Fennec Foxes.
The Bosnian has overseen a remarkable campaign with the Fennec Foxes that sees them likely to need a point against Fabio Capello's side to seal a surprise qualification for the next round.
Nicknamed the Fennec Foxes, Algeria is the only Arab country to have made it to Brazil this year, and it seems that their fellow Arabs in Lebanon are wishing them the best of luck, even if Algeria's not their top pick.