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Fennec Fox Skull Replica measures 3.5 inches. Fennec Fox Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Vulpes zerda is the scientific name. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.
The fennec fox or Vulpes zerda or sand fox, is a small crepuscular fox found in the Sahara Desert of North Africa, the Sinai Peninsula, South East Israel (Arava desert) and the Arabian desert.
Fennec fox or Vulpes zerda most distinctive feature is its unusually large ears, which also serve to dissipate heat. Fennec fox or Vulpes zerda name comes from the Berber-Arabic word (fanak), which means fox. The fennec fox is the smallest species of canid. Its coat, ears, and kidney functions have adapted to high-temperature, low-water, desert environments. Also, its hearing is sensitive enough to hear prey moving underground. It mainly eats insects, small mammals, and birds.
Fennec fox or Vulpes zerda is an omnivore, feeding on small rodents, lizards, geckos, skinks, small birds and their eggs, fruits and also some tubers. It relies on the moisture content of prey, but drinks water when available. Fennec fox or Vulpes zerda hunts alone and digs in the sand for small vertebrates and insects. Some individuals were observed to bury prey for later consumption and searching for food in the vicinity of human settlements.
Fennec fox or Vulpes zerda digs its den in sand, either in open areas or places sheltered by plants with stable sand dunes. In compacted soils, dens are up to 1,300 sq. ft. large, with up to 15 different entrances. In some cases, different families interconnect their dens, or locate them close together. In soft, looser sand, dens tend to be simpler with only one entrance leading to a single chamber.
Females give birth between March and June to a litter of one to four pups that open their eyes after 8 to 11 days. Both female and male care for the pups. Fennec fox or Vulpes zerda communicate by barking, purring, yapping and squeaking. Pups remain in the family even after a new litter is born. The pups are weaned at the age of 61 to 70 days.
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