Bat-eared fox

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The Bat-eared fox (Otocyon megalotis) is a species of fox that lives in eastern and southern Africa.

Fossil records show that this canid first appeared during the middle Pleistocene, which was about 800,000 years ago. The bat-eared fox has tawny fur with black ears, legs, and parts of the pointed face. Its link averages in 55 cm, the ears 13 cm long. It is the only species in the genus Otocyon. Bat-eared foxes are mostly nocturnal animals that live in small groups consisting of mated pairs and their young ones. The diet of the bat-eared fox consists of rodents, birds, eggs, and sometimes fruits. Most of its water intake comes from the food it eats.

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