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Swift Foxes

The Swift fox (Vulpes velox) is a species of fox and a member of the Canidae family, found in the prairies and grasslands of central North America. It is recognizable by its distinctive widely-spaced ears, round head, lean body shape and greyish-red coat. Learn more about the Swift Fox in this category.

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What is the complete classification of Vulpes velox Swift Fox?

Vulpes veloxKingdom: Animalia

Phylum: Chordata

Class: Mammalia

Order: Carnivore

Family: Canidae

Genus: Vulpes

Species: Vulpes velox.

Are swift foxes endangered?

Yes, with only 150-200 in the wild. two main reasons: a. loss of habitat b. they are/were hunted extencivly for their fur

How long has the swift fox been endangered?

No, the swift fox is not endangered. It is classified as "Of Least Concern" as it is quite common throughout its range. Click on this link for more information.In 2001, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed the species from consideration for protection under the Endangered Species Act.


What's the swift fox population?

No, the swift fox is not endangered. It is classified as "Of Least Concern" as it is quite common throughout its range. Click on this link for more information.

What are the predators of the swift fox?

Other than humans, the number one predator of the swift fox is the golden eagle. It can also fall prey to other predatory birds, coyotes, and wolves.

Why is the swift fox endangered?

They are endangered because of wolves, humans (hunting) and much larger carnivores and farmers traps.

What does the swift fox eat?

The swift fox is an omnivore. Rabbits, mice, ground squirrels, birds, insects and lizards are staples. Grasses and fruits round out its diet.

Where does the swift fox live?

The image above shows the range map of the swift fox.

Does the swift fox eat ocelots?

The Swift fox eats rabbits and rodents, and also eat insects, small birds, lizards, amphibians and fish.

Do swift foxes eat grass?

The swift fox does not eat grass. They only eat small birds, insects, ground squirrels, etc.

Why is a swift fox endangered?

The swift fox is not endangered. It is classified as "Of Least Concern" as it is quite common throughout its range. Click on this link for more information.

Is a swift fox a carnivore herbivore or an omnivore?

The swift fox is an omnivore, it eats both plants and animals.

How to help the endangered swift foxes?

No, the swift fox is not endangered. It is classified as "Of Least Concern" as it is quite common throughout its range. Click on this link for more information.In 2001, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service removed the species from consideration for protection under the Endangered Species Act.


Swift fox extinction?

By the mid-1900s, the swift fox appeared to have disappeared from Montana altogether. In 1969, the state declared the species extirpated, noting that the last documented record was a specimen captured along the eastern border of Glacier National Park in 1918. Canada declared the swift fox extirpated in 1978. In 1992 the species was petitioned for listing in the United States under the federal Endan-gered Species Act, then was listed as a candidate species by the U.S Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) four years later. It appeared that the swift fox was about to become the endangered species poster child of the Great Plains. Then, inexplicably, the foxes began reappearing in Montana. "We started hearing more and more reports from people saying they'd seen swift foxes," says Giddings. Most of the sightings were in the state's north-central region around the Hi-Line between Havre and Glasgow. The foxes were products of an aggressive reintroduction begun in Saskatchewan and Alberta several years earlier. In 1983, the provinces had begun releasing wild-captured swift foxes from Colorado and Wyoming and captive-bred foxes from Canada. Over the next 14 years, Canadian wildlife biologists reintroduced 900 foxes into suitable habitat, with the hope that a healthy breeding population would develop. Though most of the released foxes died (reintroduced foxes are highly susceptible to predation), enough survived to establish a growing resident breeding population. Once they learned of the Canadian program, Montana biologist assumed the in-creased sightings were of swift foxes crossing the international border. But with federal listing looming, the state's Department of Fish, Wildlife & Parks knew it needed proof the rare fox had established a resident population in Montana.

Where does a swift fox live?

The swift fox has an unknown population, but most of them live in grassy areas or Canada.

What does an swift fox eat?

a swift fox is an omnivore, so it eats snakes, lizards, and some plants

What is the climate swift foxes live in?

Whatever the climate of the Great Plains is.

What is an interesting fact about a swift fox?

An interesting fact is that they are very sensible to wind. On a cold windy day they will not come outside to catch there prey. They wont even place one foot outside. THAT IS BIZARRE!