Why the Tiny Fennec Fox Has Such Enormous Ears

In the an adorable episode of the Absurd Creatures series, Wired Science looks at the tiny, goofy-looking fennec fox and explains why it has such enormous ears.

Those ears are a big help in the heat they act kind of like radio air hits the ears it cools down the blood inside when the children blood circulates through the whole body. …Foxes ears also make it a formidable nocturnal hunter. Its keen sense of hearing lets it locates insects and reptiles in the darkness.