When I was at the Norfolk Zoo back in September I came across these cute little animals, two Fennec Foxes. They are the first ones I have ever seen except for those on the TV or from a book. The first two photos are of the same animal. This little fox was very skittish and didn't want to show itself. I didn't hang around too long as it obviously wanted to join its companion asleep under the bushes, as you'll see in the third photo.
I was at the African exhibit, Okavango Delta, housing Eliza and Roxie.
According to what I read at Wikipedia, the Fennec Fox or Fennec (Vulpes zerda) is a small nocturnal fox found in the Sahara of North Africa. Its most distinctive feature is its unusually large ears, which serve to dissipate heat.