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Kit Fox

Kit Fox


Kit Fox


Kit Fox

Kit Fox Range Map (Western USA)
Kit Fox Range Map (Western USA)
Latin Name Vulpes macrotis
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location Western USA
Colour Sandy
Length 38 - 52 cms (12.5 - 20.5 inches)
Tail 22 - 32 cms (8.5 - 12.5 inches)
Weight 1.5 - 3 Kgs (3.25 - 6.5 lbs)
Life Expectancy

Up to 12 Yrs (in Captivity)

Main Characteristics

Kit Foxes have a body length between 38 and 52 cms (12.5 - 20.5 inches), a tail length between 22 and 32 cms (8.5 - 12.5 inches) and they weigh 1.5 - 3 kgs (3.25 - 6.5 lbs).

Habitat

Kit Foxes can be found on the prairies and semi-arid regions of western USA.

Diet

Kit Foxes are omnivores and they mainly feed on insects, small mammals such as rodents and rabbits, and berries.

Breeding

After a gestation period of 49 - 55 days, Kit Foxes give birth to 1 - 7 cubs. They are weaned at 2 months old and reach sexual maturity at 10 months old.

Predators

Predators
of Kit Foxes include coyotes, bobcats, red foxes, feral dogs, birds of prey and humans.

Subspecies

There are no subspecies of the Kit Fox.

Interesting Facts

Kit Foxes are the smallest species of fox to be found in America.

Similar Animals

Red Fox
Arctic Fox
Cape Fox
Swift Fox
Pale Fox
Bengal Fox
Blanford's Fox
Fennec Fox

 


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