The fennec fox, or fennec (Vulpes zerda) or sand fox, is a small fox found in the Sahara Desert.

Its most distinctive feature is its unusually large ears and its hearing is sensitive enough to hear prey moving underground.
Fennec foxes are social animals that mate for life, with each pair or family controlling their own territory.

The fennec fox's main predators are the various African varieties of eagle owl, jackals, and hyenas.

The fennec fox is the inspiration for Saint-Exupery's fox in The Little Prince.

The fennec fox is the national animal of Algeria. It also serves as the nickname for the Algeria national football team: "Les Fennecs".

Fennec is the code name for Mozilla's Firefox for mobile project.

A fennec fox named Finnick was depicted in Disney's Zootopia. As a result of the popularity of the movie, the Los Angeles Times reported that Chinese children are begging their parents to procure the animals as pets.