The swift fox gets its name from early American settlers who were taken by its speed. As the country was settled, the swift fox’s numbers took a tailspin.
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Wild About Swift Foxes
Meet This Pint-Sized Predator of the Prairie
Where do swift foxes live?
The species once had an enormous range, stretching from central Alberta, Canada, south to west-central Texas.
By 1978, the species was completely gone in Canada, and just over a decade later, it had lost 90% of its former range in the United States, living primarily in prairies.
Is the swift fox endangered?
Once gone from over 80% of their historic range, monitoring, management programs, and reintroductions are helping the species recover.
What do swift foxes eat?
Swift foxes are omnivores, meaning they eat a mix of meat and veggies, including small rodents, birds, prairie dogs, prairie fruits, vegetation and insects.
If you catch them napping, the night’s hunt must have been a good one. Especially in the wild, the swift fox is more of a night owl, hunting their prey from dusk to dawn.
How big is a swift fox?
The swift fox is the smallest among its wolf, fox and coyote cousins in North America, standing about a foot tall and weighing around 5 pounds – about as much as a large bag of flour.
Adopt a Swift Fox Pack
A lot of people think animals not listed as endangered are not at risk. Awareness is a start. Your symbolic adoption of our swift fox pack includes a 12-month membership to the Endangered Wolf Center.