News Fennec foxes now at Prospect Park Zoo in Brooklyn Fennec foxes, the smallest species of fox, debut at the Prospect Park Zoo. Photo Credit: Courtesy of Julie Larsen Maher/Wildlife Conservation Society By Alison Fox email@example.com @AlisonFox April 18, 2016 2:02 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet gShare Email 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. recommended reading Art class uses live animals as models 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. By Alison Fox firstname.lastname@example.org @AlisonFox Alison covers law enforcement and breaking news. She previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, and has a master’s degree from Northwestern University and bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments Comments section is temporarily on hold. Here’s why.