​Size

Body length: 50-60cm
Tail: 30-35cm
Stands: 35-40cm

Weight

Weight: 3-4.5kg

Habitat

Open woodland, grassy plains.

Distribution

There are two primary populations; one in South Africa and the other in East Africa.

Diet - Insectivorous

Insects, particularly termites and grasshoppers.

A small percentage of their diet includes lizards, small birds, eggs, small mammals and fruit.

Socialization

Nocturnal animals, Bat-eared foxes live in pairs and both partners rear the cubs. They are mostly monogamous and breed every year, giving birth to two or three pups.

Reproduction

After a gestation period of two months, the female gives birth to 2-3 young.

Gestation

Two months

Life Expectancy

12 years

Predators

Humans
Hyenas
Jackals
African Wild Dogs
Rock Pythons
Cheetahs
Large birds of prey
Many others