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Adorable alert: Baby fennec foxes with the biggest ears you've ever seen

We're so glad these little guys were born 7 weeks ago.

November 7, 2016 | Latest Photo Prev Next
Fennec foxFennec foxPhoto: Jack Guez / AFP/Getty Images
November 7, 2016 | Latest Photo

Some fennec foxes – you know, those foxes with Dumbo ears, the ones you've been wanting for pets since you learned about Mediterranean wildlife in elementary school – were recently born in Israel's Ramat Gan Safari. They'll get bigger, but not much bigger; these nocturnal animals are the smallest foxes on the planet, weighing in at only 1.5 to 3.5 pounds each.

Some people actually do keep them as exotic pets, so we're going to head to a pet store now.

fennec foxesThese foxes dig their dens in sand. (Photo: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

fennec foxesSome fennec fox dens have 15 different entrances. (Photo: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

fennec foxesThese foxes are often hunted for their fur. (Photo: Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

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