This adorable fennec fox kit was born at the Everland Zoo in Seoul, Korea. Photographer In Cherl Kim captured this little guy when he was first introduced to the public. The fennec fox is the smallest of all the world’s foxes, but its large ears, measuring 6 inches (15 centimeters) are what make it’s appearance so irresistible. Their ears however aren’t just for show, in fact, their distinctive, bat-like ears radiate body heat for cold nights and help keep the foxes cool from the hot sun during the day [Facts: National Geographic].
I try to avoid drawing things that are over-the-moon cute (i.e. baby animals), because trying to capture the adorableness is futile. This baby fennec fox came out looking like a cross between a gremlin and a mutant chihuahua (They really do have impossibly big ears though. Not my exaggeration).
Happy Hollow Park & Zoo, in San Jose, California, is proud to share the birth of four Fennec Fox kits! The two males and two females were born on January 23, and they recently made their social media debut.