Swift fox (Vulpes velox)

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Swift fox carrying prey
IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern LEAST
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  • The swift fox is the smallest of the North American foxes.
  • The swift fox feeds mainly on small mammals, but has been known to take a variety of prey including insects, birds, reptiles and amphibians.
  • A grassland species, the swift fox is usually found on short-grass and mixed-grass prairies.
  • Young are born in the spring, and the female swift fox can give birth to up to eight per litter.
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Swift fox description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassMammalia
OrderCarnivora
FamilyCanidae
GenusVulpes (1)

Information on the swift fox (Vulpes velox) is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

French
Renard Véloce.
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Swift fox status

The swift fox is classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1).

IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (July, 2012)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
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