| Latin Name
| Conservation Status
||C USA & Canada
||38 - 53 cms (15 - 21 inches)
||18 - 26 cms (7 - 10 inches)
||1.5 - 3 Kgs (3.25 - 6.5 lbs)
| Life Expectancy
3 - 6 Yrs (Wild)
Up to 14 Yrs (in Captivity)
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.
The name velox is latin for swift.