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Latin name

 

Otocyon megalotis

Family

 

Large mammals

Size

 

35 cm

Weight

 

3-5 kg

Colour

 

A brindled greyish brown, with underparts a little paler . Both the upper side and the end of bushy tail are black, as are the feet and legs. Muzzle dark brown to black; chin and area around the mouth black; backs of ears brown, and insides of ears white.

Appearance

 

Cape fox, but is less "foxlike" and has disproportionately large ears. Dark brown to black muzzle and chin can be contrasted with reddish-brownface of Cape fox.

Habitat

 

Open country with low rainfall: semi-desert scrub, grassland, bushveld.