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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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Our friend the fennec fox has fur on the soles of its feet.
The framework agreement covers the repair capacity of 2015 the system fennec fox fennec JFST and 1A2 in the material conservation levels 2/3 with the following supply numbers:
Major animals of the deserts include Arabian horse, bats, chuk walles, desert elephant, Dingo, Fennec fox, Ibex, Pack rat, Rattle snakes, Sand zebra, scorpion and veiled chameleon.
There's no shortage of wildlife, in fact: from the rare Arabian leopard to the Saharan fennec fox, whose huge ears radiate body heat, and--again from Madagascar--Dumeril's ground boa, which belies its name by hanging around in trees and eating birds.
The all-time most popular post was the fennec fox," Eastland said.
The Fennec Fox cubs were born on May 17 at the Sunshine City Aquarium in Tokyo but only made their public debuts at the weekend.
One night we had a magical moment when a Fennec Fox was brave, or hungry enough, to come right into the camp.
The North American kit fox and Saharan fennec fox (above) have normal body temperatures, and radiate excess desert heat from blood vessels in their large ears, like heat from a radiator.