Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Furry Animals at Amsterdam Zoo

Now these shots were taken at the Artis Royal Zoo in Amsterdam 
however I am not sure what they are called.  
Can anyone please throw some light on their names for me?

Thanks for Sue from Elephant's Child we now know that the last image is.






Fennec Fox

The Fennec Fox or Fennec (Vulpes zerda)  is a small nocturnal fox found in the Sahara of North Africa. Its most distinctive feature is its unusually large ears, which also serve to dissipate heat. Its name comes from the Arabic word فنك (fanak), which means fox, and the species name zerda comes from the Greek word xeros which means dry, referring to the fox's habitat The fennec is the smallest species of canid. Its coat, ears, and kidney functions have adapted to high-temperature, low-water, desert environments. In addition, its hearing is sensitive enough to hear prey moving underground. It mainly eats insects, small mammals, and birds.

It has a life span of up to 14 years in captivity

Many thanks for your visit and also your comments.

11 comments:

  1. Well, the last one is a fox. And the others look like either marmots, coneys, or rock badgers. All your pictures are adorable! Especially the first and last, which are my favorites. The little fox is beautiful! And that is a mighty tiny ledge he is sleeping on.

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  2. The last one is a Fennec fox I think. And the others come from the rodent family I suspect but I am clueless.

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  3. Oh my, your images are super cute! Have a wonderful Wednesday.

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  4. Hello, they are cute critters. Love the fox! Could they be Prairie Dogs? Great photos. Enjoy your day!

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  5. Those first little rodents are cute! They kind of look like prairie dogs, but I don't think that's what they are.

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  6. Not sure what the species of the small rodents, but I do know that I like the photos. The fox is darling.

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  7. Those are some cute little faces.

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