World's smallest fox born at Taronga Zoo is all ears

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Fennec foxes are the smallest of their kind and often easily recognizable due to their relatively giant pointed ears.

These traits make for furry little babies that are extra adorable.

Australia's Taronga Zoo welcomed a newborn to their family in early December and reports that the baby is doing well.


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The animal, whose sex has not yet been determined, has spent the bulk of the last couple of months in its protective shelter and just recently began making regular trips out into the open.

Deb Price, one of the keepers at the zoo, said, "The little one is beginning to spend a lot more time outdoors. We're seeing it playing, rolling around on its back and chasing after mum and dad."

Visitors are welcome to stop by and pay the baby fox a visit but should note its public appearances are brief and occur at unpredictable intervals.

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Celebrations from the Taronga Zoo's 100th birthday

The Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge can be seen behind giraffes as they eat leaves shaped into the number 100 during centenary celebrations at Sydney's Taronga Zoo, Australia, October 7, 2016.

(REUTERS/Rick Stevens)

A zookeeper holds a turtle during birthday celebrations at Taronga Zoo on October 7, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. Today marks exactly 100 years since the Zoo first opened its gates in Mosman on 7 October, 1916.

(Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)

Munro the fairy penguin prepares to cut the ribbon during birthday celebrations at Taronga Zoo on October 7, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. Today marks exactly 100 years since the Zoo first opened its gates in Mosman on 7 October, 1916.

(Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)

A giant light sculpture of a Sumatran rhino is driven through the central business district of Sydney to celebrate the 100th year anniversary of Taronga Zoo on October 15, 2016. The parade of ten giant animal light sculptures represented 10 of the most endangered species in the world to highlight the conservation efforts of Taronga Zoo.

(PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

Australian school children form the number 100 in the giraffe enclosure as two giraffes (R) look on during an event marking the 100th anniversary of Sydney's Taronga Zoo, September 15, 2016.

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A tower of giraffes graze on food during birthday celebrations at Taronga Zoo on October 7, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. Today marks exactly 100 years since the Zoo first opened its gates in Mosman on 7 October, 1916.

(Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)

Giraffes pose for photos with the backdrop of the Sydney Opera House during birthday celebrations at Taronga Zoo on October 7, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. Today marks exactly 100 years since the Zoo first opened its gates in Mosman on 7 October, 1916.

(Photo by James D. Morgan/Getty Images)

A tortoise is held by a keeper outside the entrance during birthday celebrations at Taronga Zoo on October 7, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. Today marks exactly 100 years since the Zoo first opened its gates in Mosman on 7 October, 1916.

(Photo by James D. Morgan/Getty Images)

A memory of elephants graze inside their enclosure during birthday celebrations at Taronga Zoo on October 7, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. Today marks exactly 100 years since the Zoo first opened its gates in Mosman on 7 October, 1916.

(Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)

Munro the fairy penguin prepares to cut the ribbon as David Hurley (1st R) and other dignitaries look on during birthday celebrations at Taronga Zoo on October 7, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. Today marks exactly 100 years since the Zoo first opened its gates in Mosman on 7 October, 1916.

(Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)

XXX during birthday celebrations at Taronga Zoo on October 7, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. Today marks exactly 100 years since the Zoo first opened its gates in Mosman on 7 October, 1916.

(Photo by James D. Morgan/Getty Images)

A tower of giraffes wander inside their enclosure during birthday celebrations at Taronga Zoo on October 7, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. Today marks exactly 100 years since the Zoo first opened its gates in Mosman on 7 October, 1916.

(Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)

Children pat an echidna during birthday celebrations at Taronga Zoo on October 7, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. Today marks exactly 100 years since the Zoo first opened its gates in Mosman on 7 October, 1916.

(Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)

A zookeeper holds a snake close to curious onlookers during birthday celebrations at Taronga Zoo on October 7, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. Today marks exactly 100 years since the Zoo first opened its gates in Mosman on 7 October, 1916.

(Photo by Don Arnold/WireImage)

A giant light sculpture of a platypus is driven through the central business district of Sydney to celebrate the 100th year anniversary of Taronga Zoo on October 15, 2016. The parade of ten giant animal light sculptures represented 10 of the most endangered species in the world to highlight the conservation efforts of Taronga Zoo.

(PETER PARKS/AFP/Getty Images)

The Pangolin float during the parade celebrating 100 years of Taronga Zoo on October 15, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. The parade will recreate the historical moment 100 years ago, when the animals of Taronga Zoo marched from Moore Park to Taronga Zoo's new site in Mosman.

(Photo by Brook Mitchell/Getty Images)

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