Kit fox

Small but mighty, it rules the desert with ears as big as its heart and pouncing skills that leave prey in the dust

A cute and clever animal that lives in the deserts of North America, including the southwestern United States and Mexico. It has big ears that help it hear predators and prey and a sandy or grayish-brown coat that helps it blend in with the desert sand. It is a great hunter, and it eats small animals like rodents and rabbits, which it catches with its sharp teeth and claws. This fox is also known for its social behavior, and it lives in groups with other foxes.

Despite its amazing adaptations, the Kit fox is facing threats from habitat loss and human activities like farming and development, and some people hunt it for sport. 


Population est.
United States

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No