Sounds & Calls
The Bat-eared Fox (Otocyon megalotis) is a small species of fox found in parts of eastern and southern Africa. Bat-eared Foxes are the only truly insectivorous canid and specialize in eating termites. They locate their prey primarily by sound, using their large ears to detect the subtle sounds of termites (and other insects) underground.
Bat-eared Foxes make a range of different calls including loud barking sounds which are often given in alarm when a large predator is nearby. Other vocalizations include chattering, nasal growls and yapping sounds.
Listen to some examples of Bat-eared Fox calls and sounds below.
Listen to Bat-eared Fox Sounds
The audio in the video below features barking alarm calls from two Bat-eared Foxes at night in Northern Tuli Game Reserve, Botswana.
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Other Mammal Sounds
- Boar, Wild (Sus scrofa)
- Elephant, African Bush (Loxodonta africana)
- Elephant, Asian (Elephas maximus)
- Fox, Bat-eared (Otocyon megalotis)
- Fox, Red (Vulpes vulpes)
- Gibbon, White-handed (Hylobates lar)
- Hippo (Hippopotamus amphibius)
- Jackal, Black-backed (Lupulella mesomelas)
- Jackal, Golden (Canis aureus)
- Leopard (Panthera pardus)
- Lion (Panthera leo)
- Orangutan, Bornean (Pongo pygmaeus)
- Siamang (Symphalangus syndactylus)
- Tiger (Panthera tigris)