Fennec Fox By: Evan S. Physical Characteristics • The fennec fox is about 3 pounds and stands 8 inches tall. • The fennec fox has large ears, large black eyes, white stomach, sand colored fur, and a long reddishbrown bushy tail with a black tip. Habitat • The fennec fox lives in the Northern Deserts. • They dig burrows in the sand and rest during the day. Food • The fennec fox is a omnivore it eats lizard or small mammals it also forages birds, eggs, plant bulbs and fruits. Protection / Predators • The fennec fox protects itself from predators by blending in to the sand with their fur. • The predators of the fennec fox are the caracal [Africa cat] and Eagle owls. Life span • The fennec fox lives about 10 to 12 years. Babies • Female fennec foxes give birth to two to five babies each spring. • The gestation period is about 50 days. Cool Facts • The fennec fox is one of the smallest foxes in the world. • The fennec fox can go days without drinking.