Smaller than your typical housecat, the swift fox is one of the tiniest foxes in the world. It weights in at just 2.5 kilograms and measures about 30 centimetres high at the shoulder. Named for its speed, the swift fox can reach 60 kilometres per hour — a big advantage for escaping predators! This nocturnal animal isn’t picky, feeding on everything from insects and grass to reptiles and the carcasses of small mammals. Swift foxes form lasting pair bonds with one mate, and both male and female raise their young.
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