One of the newest trends in exotic pet ownership is the Fennec Fox, the smallest member of the fox family. Fennecs are native to northern Africa, surviving quite well in the Sahara Desert. Their claim to fame (and cuteness) are their ears; gigantic for the size of their heads. Fennecs are small, social, and relatively easy to tame. But they are NOT domestic animals, and will require specialized care. Before you think of getting a fennec fox do your research as they have special needs.