Once common from Manitoba through Alberta, the swift fox vanished from the Canadian prairies in the 1930′s. A reintroduction program established a small but apparently self-sustaining population in southern Alberta and Saskatchewan. Thanks to the reintroduction initiative, the national conservation status of the species was downlisted from Extirpated to Endangered in 1999 and then to Threatened in 2012. After a 60-year absence, swift foxes are once again at home in the wild in Canada.