Trivia question for Jan-19-2011

Posted on Jan 23, 2011 in Trivia

Here is a group of cute little guys that Carter fell in love with.  Their name is derived from the Greek words “oto” and “cyon”.   These guys love insects so they visit termite hills, follow locust swarms and stays close to herds of zebras or antelopes in order to feed on the insects landing on their excrement.

Can you tell us what kind of canine this is and also tell us where they can be found?

Good Luck ;-)


Congratulations to Natalie for being the first with the correct answer.  We were featuring the Bat-eared Fox which in greek is called “Otocyon” which is derived from the Greek words “oto” for ear and “cyon” for dog.  They live in the  African savanna.  Due to its unusual teeth, the Bat-eared Fox was once considered as a distinct subfamily of canids (Otocyoninae). However, according to more recent examinations, it is more closely related to the true foxes.

Thanks for playing along ;-)