The San Diego Zoo’s first bat-eared foxes arrived in 1965. Since then, over 20 pups have been born at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park.
Currently, the Zoo’s foxes can be seen in Africa Rocks; the Safari Park’s fox family shares an enclosure with a pair of warthogs in the African Outpost, as the two species would be found in the same habitat in the wild.
The Safari Park also has a bat-eared fox serving as an animal ambassador. Kusikia, whose name means to hear in Swahili, helps spread the word about her brethren in the wild and our conservation efforts around the globe. She has been on The Ricki Lake Show and local TV shows—anywhere she can help spread our conservation message. It’s a big job for a little superhero: she’s bat (eared) girl!