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Swift Fox

This American animal still lives in isolated habitats in the deserts and grasslands of Texas and a few other states, though its habitat is shrinking due to human activities such as agriculture.

Stable
Threatened
Endangered

Animal Facts

Scientific Name

Vulpes velox

Range

Central United States: Texas, Nevada, Oklahoma, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, Wyoming, New Mexico

Location in the Zoo

John P. McGovern Children’s Zoo

Cool Animal Fact

The swift fox can reach speeds of over 30 mph. Their speed helps them catch food such as rabbits and avoid predators.