Saturday, May 26, 2012
This strange looking critter is a bat-eared fox, a native of Africa, currently a resident of the St. Louis Zoo. This fox is an insectivore, using his large ears to locate his prey. Over 80% of his diet is the harvester termite. If those are not available, he will consume other kinds of termites, and have even been known to eat ants, beetles, crickets, and other insects. He is also occasionally called a cape fox and a black-eared fox.
Even though I hate seeing animals out of their natural habitat, I am grateful for the opportunity to see animals I would never see otherwise.
Linking to Camera Critters.