April 24, 2012 at 12:12 PM ET
The cuteness factor just doubled at the Milwaukee County Zoo as two fennec fox kits went on public display.
The male and female kits, named Roscoe and Lulu, were born in January but were rejected by their mother. The pair was hand-reared by zoo staff and now spend their time playing together in the Small Mammal Building.
Fennec foxes are nocturnal, and found in the Sahara Desert of North Africa. Their most distinctive feature, large ears, help dissipate heat and are sensitive enough to hear prey that might be moving underground.