North America

Swift Fox

Vulpes velox Swift Fox

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Behind the Name

They got their name from how quickly they can run.  A Swift Fox can reach speeds over 30 miles per hour.

Home on the Range

Swift Fox numbers have declined because of the increase in agriculture and the disappearance of native prairies.  Swift Fox have also fallen victim to hunting, trapping, and poisoning campaigns aimed at wolves, coyotes and red fox.  

You can see the Swift Fox at the Wild Dogs of America exhibit.

  • Bison
  • Black Bears
  • Brown Bears
  • Red Wolf
  • Swift Fox