Size: 16 inches long; weighs 2 to 3 pounds
Behavior: Because of hot climate, fennecs stay in burrows all day and hunt at night. Large ears help disperse their body heat and provide keen hearing.
Diet: Insects, rodents, lizards and bird eggs.
Tidbit: The smallest of foxes.
Range: Zaire and South Africa
Size: 5 to 6 feet tall; 5,000 to 8,000 pounds.
Behavior: Primarily solitary; requires large individual areas because of their size and food requirements.
Tidbit: Actually is gray in color. Its name comes from the African word, weit, meaning wide, for wide-mouthed.
Chinese tufted deer
Range: Central, eastern and southern China; north Burma.
Size: About 2 feet tall; as little as 40 pounds.
Behavior: Inhabits mountainous forests and stays close to water. Usually solitary but may travel in pairs.
Diet: Grass and other vegetation.
Tidbit: Both sexes ''bark'' when suddenly alarmed or during mating season.
What kinds of animals can I find?
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