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Bat-eared Fox and Red Hartebeest

Otocyon megalotis


Large, cup-shaped ears, thus prey is located primarily through hearing. They eat insects, especially termites and beetle larvae The foxes locate their prey by lowering their heads, keeping their ears close to the ground and listening above and underground. As soon as the insects are detected, they are dup up and snapped into their mouths.


Favors dry open country


Not a great picture as it was far off but I was so excited to see one. Definitely a highlight from that trip to the Kalahari.

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Kgalagadi District, Botswana

Spotted on May 3, 2008
Submitted on Apr 15, 2011

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