The fennec fox is a small nocturnal fox native to North Africa's Sahara Desert. The animal's most distinctive feature are its unusually large ears, which help with dissipating body heat. Its lifespan in captivity is up to around 14 years. The fennec is the smallest canine species in the world and is prized as an exotic pet in some countries, while the indigenous people of the Sahara prize its fur.
A Fennec appears in Kong: The Animated Series.