Photo category:
Sandy desert
Vertebrates specimen collection
Natural History Museum of Crete exhibition

  • Photo taken by:
    Trikali, M.
  • Photo taken date:
    March 2013
Fennec Fox
Desert ecosystem
Sandy desert diorama

Photo of a Fennec Fox, a small African fox with impressively large ears. Its small body, large ear size and pale colour are adaptations to avoid overheating in the desert. It is a nocturnal animal. It preys upon insects and small vertebrates but also feeds on fruit.