This is a Fennec Fox
They are a small nocturnal fox,
found in the Sahara desert, in North Africa
You might have noticed, he has really big ears
That helps to dissipate heat
by increasing the surface area to body mass ratio
This means more blood is close to the surface
which makes internal cooling a lot easier.
It’s not a unique strategy in nature
There are other animals that use big ears to dissipate heat
Some are much bigger
like the elephant
but they all have something in common
They tend to live in hot climates… and are extremely cute!