Canidae, the dog family
Bat Earred Fox are found in East and South Africa.
They live in Savannas and open plains with tall grass, thick brush and burrows for hiding. Found in close proximity to ungulates
Their coats are yellowish-brown with brown feet and ear tips and blackish brown faces. Their legs are relatively short, and tails bushy, darkening in color toward the tip. Their ears are approximately 5 inches long.
They are the only canids that prefer insects to mammalian prey. Eighty percent of their diet consists of insects, particularly harvester termites and dung beetles, as well as scorpions, fruits, and an occasional small mammal or bird. They are hunted by native peoples for their pelts and meat and also by carnivores such as the black-backed jackal, slender mongoose and brown hyena.