The BBC reports that a trio of fennec foxes has been successfully bred in captivity–a first. And, holy moly, these are the cutest little things I have ever seen. Share this daily “awww” with your kids today!
From the BBC article:
The animals are the smallest member of the dog family and have oversized ears, which can grow up to 15cm (6in) long.
Zoo manager Sue Woodgate said:”I am absolutely thrilled with the new arrivals.”
Fennec foxes have a high mortality rate and the triplets, born to parents, Mali and Tabari, are the only surviving cubs in the UK since 2008.
Ms Woodgate added: “To successfully rear one fennec fox is an achievement; to rear three is truly exceptional.”