The Otocyon megalotis, or the bat-eared fox, is a genus of fox found in two places: Ethiopia, South Sudan, and Tanzania; and Angola, Rhodesia, and South Africa. They live in savannas and grasslands, and dig extensive dens. Their name comes from their large ears, which range from 113 to 135 millimeters long. They are distinct from other fox genera because of their unusually numerous teeth and their yellowish brown bodies.
Bat-eared fox dens can contain between two and fifteen foxes, but a den of two is most common. The foxes breed annually during times with more rain and insect density. Up to six pups can come from one litter, and they are born gray until they change to yellow-brown at three to five weeks old. They are considered adults at