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Swift Fox

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 Red Fox
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Swift Fox

Swift Fox
Photographer: Kilarin

Swift Fox Range Map (Central USA & Canada)
Swift Fox Range Map (Central USA & Canada)
Latin Name Vulpes velox
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location C USA & Canada
Colour Grey
Length 38 - 53 cms (15 - 21 inches)
Tail 18 - 26 cms (7 - 10 inches)
Weight 1.5 - 3 Kgs (3.25 - 6.5 lbs)
Life Expectancy

3 - 6 Yrs (Wild)
Up to 14 Yrs (in Captivity)

Main Characteristics

Swift Foxes have a body length between 38 and 53 cms (15 - 21 inches), a tail length between 18 and 26 cms (10 - 10 inches) and they weigh between 1.5 and 3 kgs (3.25 - 6.5 lbs). They are grey in colour with a pale underside and rust coloured markings.


Swift Foxes can be found on the short grass prairies and deserts of central USA and Canada.


Swift Foxes feed on invertebrates, small mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians, fish and fruits.


After a gestation period of 50 - 60 days, Swift Foxes give birth to 2 - 6 young in a den. They are weaned at 6 - 7 weeks old and become independent at around 6 months. They reach sexual maturity between 1 and 2 years of age.


Humans and birds of prey are predators of Swift Foxes.


There are no subspecies of the Swift Fox.

Interesting Facts

The name velox is latin for swift.

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