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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Family:Canidae
Genus:Otocyon
Genus species:Otocyon megalotis

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:50-60 cm
Height:35-40 cm
Weight:3.4-5 kg
Identification:The bat-eared fox has large, wide ears, a short, narrow mouth, and long, jackal-like legs.
Habitat:Woodlands, grassy plains
Diet:Carnivore: insects, lizards, small birds, small mammals
Reproduction:The gestation period is two months long for bat-eared foxes, after which 1-5 cubs are born. The life expectancy for captive foxes is six years.
Bat-eared foxes live in pairs.
Behavior:This is a nocturnal species.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:The diet of the bat-eared fox is 80 percent insects, most of which are termites.

Other Information

Geographic:Southern Australia
Eastern Australia
Date:1958-1988 Subjects:canine
Bat-eared fox
dog
Otocyon
Canidae
Carnivora
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata
Predatory animals