Swift fox (Vulpes velox)
- 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.
The swift fox is classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1).
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IUCN Red List (July, 2012)