Swift Fox

Swift FoxPhoto by Autumn Shoemaker

Scientific Name: Vulpes velox

The swift fox is the smallest of wild dogs in North America.
  • Size: Weight: 4 to 7 pounds; Shoulder height: Average 11.8 inches; Length: Average 31 inches
  • Diet: Small mammals, insects, fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles and carrion
  • Habitat: Short-grass and mixed-grass prairies in gently rolling or level terrain
  • Range in the Wild: Great Plains of the United States and western Canada

Conservation Status

In the U.S. it is listed as Least Concern. In Canada, because of severe population decline, it is listed as Endangered.

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