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What big ears you have! NY zoo debuts adorable little foxes

  • This April 13, 2016, photo provided by the Wildlife Conservation Society shows one of two new fennec foxes making their debut at the Prospect Park Zoo in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The Wildlife Conservation Society says little foxes, usually weighing less than 4 pounds as adults, with remarkably big ears, are native to the deserts of northern Africa. (Wildlife Conservation Society/Julie Larsen Maher via AP)

    This April 13, 2016, photo provided by the Wildlife Conservation Society shows one of two new fennec foxes making their debut at the Prospect Park Zoo in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The Wildlife Conservation Society says little foxes, usually weighing less than 4 pounds as adults, with remarkably big ears, are native to the deserts of northern Africa. (Wildlife Conservation Society/Julie Larsen Maher via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This April 13, 2016, photo provided by the Wildlife Conservation Society shows one of two new fennec foxes making their debut at the Prospect Park Zoo in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The Wildlife Conservation Society says little foxes, usually weighing less than 4 pounds as adults, with remarkably big ears, are native to the deserts of northern Africa. (Wildlife Conservation Society/Julie Larsen Maher via AP)

    This April 13, 2016, photo provided by the Wildlife Conservation Society shows one of two new fennec foxes making their debut at the Prospect Park Zoo in the Brooklyn borough of New York. The Wildlife Conservation Society says little foxes, usually weighing less than 4 pounds as adults, with remarkably big ears, are native to the deserts of northern Africa. (Wildlife Conservation Society/Julie Larsen Maher via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Two adorable little foxes with remarkably big ears are making their public debut at New York's Prospect Park Zoo.

Fennec (FEH'-nehk) foxes usually weigh less than 4 pounds as adults. Their ears, up to 6 inches long, help regulate their body temperature.

The Wildlife Conservation Society says it's brought the two young males from the Bronx Zoo to Brooklyn.

The Smithsonian's National Zoo website says the fennec fox is the smallest fox in the world. It is common throughout the Sahara Desert and also lives in the deserts of Northern Africa and Northern Sinai.