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Fennec Fox kits born at Chattanooga Zoo

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CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -

Karoo and Kalahari, the Chattanooga Zoo's Fennec Foxes are new parents to two kits (the name for fox babies) born at the Zoo on September 11th.  

Both are female, and barely weigh barely a pound each.  
 
Fennec foxes are the smallest fox species in the world, and usually weigh in between 2-4 pounds as adults.  

The fennecs have unusually large ears and cream-colored coat which helps them dissipate heat, important in the hot, arid environments such as their native North African deserts.

The two kits will not be joining their parents in the Zoo's exhibit,  but will make their home in the Education building as part of the Zoo's animal ambassador program.  
 
The Zoo's Facebook page will host a naming contest for the kits this week.

For more information about the Chattanooga Zoo, call (423) 697-1319.

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