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Friday, March 5, 2010

Little Foxes

Probably Fennec Foxes, Museum of Natural History, London London ~ February 20, 2010
Inside the Natural History Museum, South Kensington

Whether these are bat-eared foxes or fennec foxes (Vulpes zerda), I can't say. Bat-eared foxes live in the savannahs of Africa, while fennecs live on the northern rim of the Sahara desert. The cactus behind them looks to me like it comes from the American Southwest, but there are some forms of cacti in the fennec's range. I don't know of any American foxes with such big ears. The fennec is the smallest of the foxes.

This carving is among many that adorn the inside of the amazing building of the Natural History Museum in London, and will feature more in future posts. This carving is found on the newel post of the stairway leading to the second floor.

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1 comment:

TheFrogBag said...

I was at that very museum years ago and remember how cool the carvings were. To this day I wish I had taken lots more pictures! Thanks for sharing!