Bat Eared Fox
© Johann du Toit
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Aardwolf is a small animal similar looking to a hyena but eats insects, birds and lizards.
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The bat-eared fox's name comes from its enormous ears, which are large in proportion to its head like those of many bats. The size ranges from 18 to 26 inches long and weigh 7 to 12kg. The body is generally yellow-brown; the throat and underparts are pale. The outsides of the ears, the raccoon-like "face-mask," lower legs, feet, and tail tip are all black.
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Dwarf Mongoose is commonly found Savannas, thicket and woodlands, typically with numerous termitaries for shelter.
Size, mass and even colour (due to soil colour) differ greatly with distribution.
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