Bat Eared Fox

Bat Eared Fox

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The bat-eared fox is a small African fox known for its enormous ears, which are over 5 inches (13 centimeters) long. The ears are full of blood vessels that shed heat and help keep the fox cool; they also give the animal a very good sense of hearing.

Bat-eared foxes are sandy gray with lighter fur on the belly and darker fur around the eyes, muzzle, backs of the ears, feet, and tail tip. The inside of the ears and a band across the forehead are white or buff. Its wide habitat range matches that of its favorite food, the harvester termite.

Conservation Status: Least Concern
Least Concern - LC

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Here are a few fun facts:

  • The Bat-eared fox eats insects – termites, grasshoppers, scorpions, spiders, millipedes. Also rodents, lizards, fruits, and eggs!
  • Bat-eared foxes have more teeth (48) than most mammals.
  • They communicate with each other using their ears and tail, as well as a variety of soft whistles. Bat-eared foxes have nine different calls.

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Open 7 days a week
April 1 st – October 31 st:
10:00 am to 5:00 pm

November 1 st – March 31 st:
10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

Admission Prices

Adults 12 & over $7.00

Children 3 to 11 $5.00

Seniors 65+ $6.00

Children 2 years and under — FREE

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Charles Paddock Zoo is located at 9100 Morro Road, Atascadero, CA 93422

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