Fennec foxes are the smallest fox in the world. They can measure up to 24 to 41 cm in length and are around 20 cm in height. They have large round ears, which help the fennec fox keep itself cool in the heat. Their long tail measures up 18 to 30 cm which are a sandy colour with black tips. Their beautiful sandy fur helps the fennec fox camouflage from it's prey, and also helps it when it is hunting. On the soles of their feet are long soft hairs, which protect the foxes feet from hot temperatures. It's thick fur helps it keep warm during the cold desert nights. They have adapted to their environment by conserving water by staying in burrows during the day time and going out to hunt at night, meaning they save more energy. Fennec Foxes give birth to around 2 to 5 young a year, and their mating months are from January to February and give birth around March and April. The fox mainly hunts small insects, lizards and snakes. They are not considered to be endangered, but their biggest threats are mostly dogs and humans. They are killed for their fur which is used by the indigenous people of North Africa.
Here is a video of a Fennec Fox attacking and eating it's prey, a horned viper.