23 April 2011

The Bat-Eared Fox – Did You Ever See a Fox Fly?

For nature lovers our sibling site the Ark in Space is today featuring the Bat-Eared Fox. Around 800,000 years ago a species developed on the African Savannah, a canid but quite unlike any other. It was small – with a head and body length of only around 55 cm, tawny furred and with black ears. It is the ears which really make this mostly nocturnal animal stand out. On average they are a staggering 14 centimeters in length.

This species has quite a special story and a diet you might not expect. To read more, please click on the picture or here.