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We are proud to announce our newest exhibit Penguin Cove. For the first time at Brights Zoo, we have African Black-Footed Penguins and the Fennec Fox.
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 Fennec Fox
African Black-Footed Penguin

Conservation Status: Endangered
Average Lifespan: 15 -20 years
Height: 24 -27"
Weight: 6 - 9 lbs
Habitat: Rocky Coastline
Number of Eggs: 2 -4
Incubation Period: 38 - 42 days



- Each Penguin has unique spot patterns on its belly
- African Penguins tend to nest throughout the year
- Glands at the base of the penguins' tail yield oil that waterproofs their feathers
- A layer of fat provides additional protection against chilly ocean waters
- They nest in colonies of 50-100 called rookeries and frequently vocalize to establish pair bonds 

Crocuta Crocuta

Conservation Status: Least Concern

Habitat: Forest, Savanna, Grassland
Length: 4.-5.9'
Height: 2.5-2.6'
Weight: 88-190 lbs
Average Lifespan: 21 years
Gestation Period: 98-111 Days
Number of Young: 2

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- Hyenas can eat one-third of their body weight at one meal
- can digest things that most other animals cannot, like skin and bone
- They can run up to 30 miles per hour and are good swimmers
- Although their behavior and appearance are like dogs, they are closely related to cats
- Every Spotted Hyena has a different set of spots
- The Spotted Hyena is the largest of the hyena family

Conservation: Least Concern
Average Lifespan: 10 - 13 years
Length: 9 - 16"
Weight: 3.5lbs
Habitat: Desert and Semi Desert
Number of Young:  2 - 4
Gestation Period: About 50 Days

- Is the smallest fox in the world
- Even with their short legs can run up to speeds of 20 miles per hour
- Their ears can be half as long as their bodies
- They have extra fur on their feet to protect paw pads from the hot sand
- They can live without standing water for long periods of time
- They mate for life


Canis Mesomelas

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Conservation Status: Least Concern

Habitat: Forests, Grasslands, and desert

Height: 16-18"
Weight: 17-22 lbs
Average Lifespan: 14-16
Number of Young: 3

-They are omnivores, they like to eat both meat and vegetation
-They feed mostly on leftovers from other animals’ kills, fruits, insects, berries, and grass
-Baby jackals are called pups
-Each jackal family has their own yipping sound that only members of their own family will respond to
-They are often diurnal and nocturnal, they are active during dawn, dusk, and night

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