The Bat-Eared Fox (Otocyon megalotis) is from eastern and southern Africa
The Bat-Eared Fox has a grey-brown coat of short fur, mixed with black-tipped white hairs. It has a bat-like face with a mask around its black eyes and extremely large, black-edged oval ears. It has a black tail and black legs with very long toenails.
It is a bit shorter than an average fox. It grows to 50-70 centimetres (20-28 inches) in length and about 30 centimetres (12 inches) in height.
It prefers grasslands and woodlands.
The female Bat-Eared Fox has 3-6 babies, called cubs, which are born after 60-70 days.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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