10 incredible desert animals that can take the heat

These awesome animals inhabit Israel's most arid environments, from the Judean Desert to the Negev.

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Sand fox Sand fox (Photo: HelmutBoehm / Wikimedia Commons)

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The shifty sand fox

Rüppel's fox (Vulpes rueppellii) has large ears like the Fennec fox, which help it cool off in the desert heat. With thickly padded, furry feet, this fox can easily traverse across the hot sand. The sand fox builds dens under rocks, where it sleeps in the daytime, and comes out to hunt at night. 

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