The bat-eared fox is the only extant of the genus Otocyon on Earth and is considered a basal canid species. They are widespread throughout the drier regions of Southern Africa. They live in small family groups dominated by monogamous pairs.
They are largely insectivorous and 80% of their diet is made up of a specific termite. When unavailable, they will forage for bugs, spiders and small reptiles. Berries and fruit form a small part in their diet.
Bat eared fox hunting is done largely at night but they can be taken opportunistically during the day.
Karoo Wild Safaris obtains a limited number of bat eared fox hunting permits based on a small carnivore study. This expedites the approval of all import and export permits.