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  • Omaha Zoo, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
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Bat-Eared Foxes

Otocyon megalotis

Omaha Zoo, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Least Concern

The species is common in conservation areas in southern and eastern Africa, becoming uncommon in arid areas and on farms in South Africa where they are occasionally persecuted. Within a circumscribed habitat, numbers can fluctuate from abundant to rare depending on rainfall, food availability (Waser 1980, Nel et al. 1984), breeding stage and disease (Maas 1993a,b; Nel 1993). Recorded densities include 0.7-14/km² in the Kalahari (Nel et al. 1984) and 0.3-1.0 / km² in the Serengeti (Hendrichs 1972). Read More

There are no major threats, but they are subject to subsistence hunting for skins or because they are perceived as being predators of small livestock. Populations fluctuate due to disease (especially rabies and canine distemper, which can cause short-term drastic declines in populations) or drought (which depresses insect numbers). Read More

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Hoffmann, M. 2014. Otocyon megalotis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T15642A46123809. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2014-1.RLTS.T15642A46123809.en