Brooklyn has two new residents: a pair of furry fennec foxes.
The male foxes, which are the smallest species of fox, moved from the Bronx Zoo to the Prospect Park Zoo, the first of their kind to be exhibited there, according to the Wildlife Conservation Society.
Fennec foxes typically weigh less than 4 pounds and are only 9 to 16 inches long, according the zoo. These little guys debuted at the Prospect Park Zoo’s Hall of Animals building, alongside saki and tiki monkeys, dwarf mongooses, as well as several frogs and reptiles.
Fennec foxes have characteristically large ears, allowing them to hear prey even when it’s underground, according to WCS. They also use their ears to help regulate their body temperature.
The furry creatures may be New Yorkers now, but their species is native to the deserts of northern Africa, and their wild population is stable, according to WCS.