Swift Fox

Swift by name, swift by nature – this little fox is a real speedster!

Cburnett

A small and fast fox that lives in the grasslands and deserts of North America. They are known for their quick movements and agility. These foxes have a unique appearance with a reddish-brown coat and a white underbelly. Their ears are large and pointed, and they have a bushy tail that helps them balance while running and can reach speeds of up to 64 km/h (40 mph).

These foxes are also very playful and love to run and jump around. Unfortunately, activities like farming, grazing, and building cities are hurting the Swift fox’s habitat, and climate change is making it even harder for them to survive.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Canada
523
Official estimate
EN
2016
Reintroduction, Canada-Montana population
United States
LC
2016

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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