Primate Species With Extra-Long Ears

Some animals' ears improved. Hunting and evading predators require good hearing. Animals' ears can move to localise sounds. People don't realise that long ears help animals cool off. Thin-skinned, blood-filled ears.

 Fennec Fox

These foxes are opportunistic feeders that eat lizards, birds, eggs, tiny rodents, and even rabbits that are bigger than them. Roots and plants offer hydration when they can't find water.

Mule Deer

Mule deer have the largest ears. Their moniker stems from their huge stature and mule-like ears. They can move each ear autonomously, which helps them listen for predators. Coyotes, wolves, and cougars hunt mule deer.

Black-tailed jackrabbit

Black-tailed jackrabbits can reach 40 mph and jump more than 15 feet. The jackrabbit lives from Washington to California, Texas to Nebraska.


Servals inhabit Africa's savannas. Fish, birds, small animals, reptiles, frogs, and insects. Servals' ears assist them find and avoid prey. They hunt by leaping and pouncing.


Africa and India have caracals. They live in savannas and forests alone or in pairs. Nighttime and clandestine. 25-40 lb. tufted-ear cats. Caracals communicate visually by moving their heads and ear-tufts.

African bush Elephants

African bush elephants have the world's largest ears. These beautiful animals flap their huge ears to stay cool and to show territory. Matriarchs lead African bush elephant herds.

 Basset hound 

The basset hound's large ears have been bred for generations. An article on animals with long ears must contain them. The basset hound's ears drag the ground to waft scents to its nose.

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