Many animals have small ears, but some have such noticeably small ears that the adjectives "small-eared" or "short-eared" are included in their names. Examples are the small-eared zorro, the short-eared bat and the short-eared owl.
The small-eared zorro is a type of dog from South America. It is also known as the small-eared fox or the small-eared dog. The short-eared bat is a rare neotropical bat that lives in Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica and other South American countries and roosts in groups on top of palm trees. The short-eared owl is a brown, medium-sized owl with a large, round head that lives in open country, such as prairie lands and meadows.