The San Diego Zoo is home to this playful, curious fennec fox kit, aged three months. This male kit weighs in at 1.5 pounds. The zoo staff gives him lots of toys and food puzzles to keep him occupied. For example, snacks of meal worms are buried in sand, which keeps the kit busy digging. Becky Kier, senior Neonatal Assisted Care Unit keeper at the San Diego Zoo explained,
"Fennec foxes are great hunters, and in order to foster those natural behaviors, we will give him some stuffed mice that he'll toss around and pounce on as if he's practicing hunting.
In the wild he would normally dig for insects in the sand, so we provide him with something to dig through to encourage that behavior as well."