FUN FACTS

• Swift foxes use dens year-round, unlike other members of the canid family

• They can reach speeds of over 30 mph

• In the wild, Swift foxes usually live between 3 and 6 years, but may live up to 14 years in captivity

THREATS & CONSERVATION

In the 1930s, the swift fox was nearly extinct due to an attempt to control predator populations. By 1938, there were no foxes left in Canada. Thanks to a reintroduction program starting in 1983, the foxes have been successfully living in Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Montana.

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