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  • Feeding on shrubs, the Spiny-tailed Lizard never drinks water and is capable of changing colour with body temperature, turning from black to white or yellow as the lizard warms up

Density of dens of the Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve

Arabian red fox den density, occupation rates, and habitat preference was investigated within the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve. A total of 168 dens were located, of which only 64 were active. Dens sites were mainly established in sandy plains with predominance of Leptadenia pyrotecnica (order: family), with low human disturbance. A single camera trap was used on a rotational basis at six different dens to provide further insight into den utilization by Arabian fox.