Brooklyn has a pair of very big-eared new residents.
Two male fennec foxes — the world’s smallest species of fox — have moved to the Prospect Park Zoo, the Wildlife Conservation Society announced this week.
The little guys officially debuted at the zoo’s Hall of Animals on Monday, the WCS said. The foxes are the first of their kind at the Prospect Park Zoo. Previously, they lived at the Bronx Zoo.
Fennec foxes are native to desert regions of northern Africa, the zoo said, using their large ears (which can be up to six inches long) to regulate body temperature and hunt prey.
Adult fennec foxes typically weigh less than four pounds and are between 9 and 16 inches long.
The foxes are the latest in a string of tiny additions to the Brooklyn zoo’s exhibits. Since last summer, the Prospect Park Zoo has added three teacup pigs, two baby red pandas, a baby baboon and a pair of titi monkeys to their collection.
So, if you're into pint-sized and baby animals, now might be a good time to visit.
The Prospect Park Zoo is located at 450 Flatbush Ave. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and until 5:30 p.m. on weekends and holidays, April through October.