The Fennec Fox is the smallest fox in the world. They can be found at zoos, and even in a few homes as pets, all over the world, but their native habitat is the deserts of North Africa. They have some pretty neat genetic tricks to help them survive the harsh desert environment. Fennec Foxes are nocturnal and have huge ears( for finding prey at night); they are pretty small and have very thick sandy fur. These foxes are harmless to humans and make awesome pets as long as you have an adequate amount of space in your home.