Memphis Zoo announces naming contest for Bat-Eared Fox kits

Memphis Zoo recently celebrated the births of three Bat-Eared Fox kits, and they’re too cute!

Bat-Eared Fox
Bat-Eared Fox kits via Memphis Zoo

These three kits at Memphis Zoo were born to first time parents Raj and Helen back May 25.

Not only does Memphis Zoo want to share their cuteness with you, they want you to help name these three adorable little kits!

Zoo fans can pick their favorite names via an online poll at, and it only costs $1 to cast a vote!

You’ll be able to choose from the following names for the trio:

  • Flora, Fauna and Fern
  • Dill, Basil and Saffron
  • Myrtle, Mildred and Milton

The contest ends Friday, Aug. 7, so be sure to cast your vote before then!

More about the Bat-Eared Fox

Bat-Eared Fox
Bat-eared fox family via Memphis Zoo

The Bat-Eared Fox is a small, African fox known for its enormous ears, which are more than 5 inches tall. Their ears help them hear insects moving underground. This species comes from the family Canidae, which is a group of carnivorous mammals that includes wolves, jackals, coyote and the domestic dog.

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