Emerging at dusk from an underground den, the bat-eared fox (Otocyon megalotis) prowls for prey. It tends to hang out near herds of zebra, buffalo, and other large mammals that attract insects. Listening intently with its five-inch long ears, the fox can detect a termite chewing grass or a beetle larva burrowing underground.
- Height: 1.5 to 2.2 ft
- Weight: 7 to 12 lbs
- Lifespan: 13 yrs in captivity
- Range: Eastern and Southern Africa
- Habitat: Savannah
- Diet: Primarily termites, beetles, and other insects