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Hairy-legged Vampire (Diphylla ecaudata)
Order: Chiroptera, Family: Phyllostomidae
A relatively large, sooty-brown bat with no tail; a narrow, hairy interfemoral membrane; short, rounded ears; and a short, pug-nosed snout. The dentition is highly modified with the middle upper incisors larger than the canines; the outer incisors very small and set so close to the canines that they are easily overlooked; the crowns of the outer lower incisors seven-lobed, fan-shaped, and more than twice as wide as the inner lower incisors; premolars and molars very small and probably non-functional. Dental formula: I 2/2, C 1/1, Pm 1/2, M 2/2 X 2 = 26. External measurements average: total len...
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Location: Birds & Bats
Fennec Fox (Vulpes zerda)
Canidae (Dogs and Relatives)
The fennec fox, smallest of all canids, is well adapted to desert life: Its body is small; its hair is light-colored to reduce heat absorption; and its large ears are highly vascularized to facilitate cooling. Also, its feet have hairy soles for traction and heat protection in sand, and it can sustain long periods without drinking. These foxes dig multichambered dens in the sand and rest there during the day, shielded from the sun. At night they venture forth to hunt insects and small vertebrates. Once they locate their prey, they dig in the sand at high speed to catch it. Fenn...
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Location: Foxes & Wolves
Bat-Eared Fox
Sudden yelping in the distance sends a terrified plover into the sky. The chaos grows louder, eventually appearing as frenzied movement among the bushes. A low creature scurries through the brush, pursued by miniature, barking canines with enormous ears. Bat-eared foxes, and they've discovered a mongoose. The foxes spin wildly around the animal as it rushes, growling, through the prickled maze. Adults and young alike dodge and weave as the mongoose attempts to flee through their ranks. Their curiosity is relentless, but they dare not get too close. Finding an opening, the mongoose makes a ...
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