By : Hatem Dhwibi

 

As kids, we were taught that animals are classified into two categories, wild animals and domestic animals or pets. Currently, we can’t really tell the difference between wild and domestic because savages are housetrained and tamed to be pets. Personally, I think there are some animals that are too messy and wild to be tamed though they are cute looking, such as the fennec fox or desert fox.

Though I have lived real close to the desert, I have never got the chance to hold or even to look closely at a fennec fox. I like the fennec fox because it is a unique type of animals, and a unique kind of foxes. The fennec fox is different from other foxes in terms of genetics and behaviors. They live in groups called harems, natives of North Africa and part of the Middle East. Compared to their bodies, the fennecs have some six inches length ears, sometimes longer, which allow them to radiate the heat acting as a cooling device, and give them an acute hearing as they can pick up movements even underground.

Their fur coat is soft, thick and short, sandy color which serves as a perfect camouflage, also it reflects the sun light which helps the fennec fox stay cool. They are very active and quick which is needed for their hunt. They are omnivores, they eat rodents, lizards, birds, eggs, plants, fruits and reptiles. Their eating diet would make it easy having them as pets as one wouldn’t worry what to feed them, but will have to worry a lot about how to behave them, they are energetic, always need an outlet, clever, very curious and love to dig. They live in the wild life but they are very friendly, they only bite when they are feeling threatened and they love cuddling. Imagining having a loose fennec fox in the house, it would be a mess, an enormous one. Ancient Arabs used to say : ‘Two dogs make a fennec play, three make him laugh, four make him run about, five make him flee and six dogs finally catch him’. This is how fast and clever the fennec fox is.”

These cute wild animals are an endangered species today, they are almost extinct and we, the human beings, are the number one responsible for that. We hunt them for sport and fur, we make them disappear.

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The Fennec Fox or Desert Fox

 

By : Hatem Dhwibi

 

As kids, we were taught that animals are classified into two categories, wild animals and domestic animals or pets. Currently, we can’t really tell the difference between wild and domestic because savages are housetrained and tamed to be pets. Personally, I think there are some animals that are too messy and wild to be tamed though they are cute looking, such as the fennec fox or desert fox.

Though I have lived real close to the desert, I have never got the chance to hold or even to look closely to a fennec fox. I like the fennec fox because it is a unique type of animals, and a unique kind of foxes. The fennec fox is different from other foxes in terms of genetics and behaviors. They live in groups called harems, natives of North Africa and part of the Middle East. Compared to their bodies, the fennecs have some six inches length ears, sometimes longer, which allow them to radiate the heat acting as a cooling device, and give them an acute hearing as they can pick up movements even underground.

Their fur coat is soft, thick and short, sandy color which serves as a perfect camouflage, also it reflects the sun light which helps the fennec fox stays cool. They are very active and quick which is needed for their hunt. They are omnivores, they eat rodents, lizards, birds, eggs, plants, fruits and reptiles. Their eating diet would make it easy having them as pets as one wouldn’t worry what to feed them, but will have to worry a lot about how to behave them, they are energetic, always need an outlet, clever, very curious and love to dig. They live in the wild life but they are very friendly, they only bite when they are feeling threatened and they love cuddling. Imagining having a loose fennec fox in the house, it would be a mess, an enormous one. Ancient Arabs used to say : ‘Two dogs make a fennec play, three make him laugh, four make him run about, five make him flee and six dogs finally catch him’. This is how fast and clever the fennec fox is.”

These cute wild animals are endangered species today, they are almost extinct and we, the human beings, are the number one responsible for that. We hunt them for sport and fur, we make them disappear.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Facebook :   Hatem Dhwibi

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hatem.dhwibi@gmail.com

phone :

(001) 479 222 2095