Kit Fox

Interesting Facts Kit Foxes are the smallest species of fox to be found in America.

Main Characteristics: Kit Foxes have a body length between 38 and 52 cms (12.5 - 20.5 inches), a tail length between 22 and 32 cms (8.5 - 12.5 inches) and they weigh 1.5 - 3 kgs (3.25 - 6.5 lbs).

Habitat: Kit Foxes can be found on the prairies and semi-arid regions of western USA.

Diet: Kit Foxes are omnivores and they mainly feed on insects, small mammals such as rodents and rabbits, and berries.

Breeding: After a gestation period of 49 - 55 days, Kit Foxes give birth to 1 - 7 cubs. They are weaned at 2 months old and reach sexual maturity at 10 months old.

Predators: Predators of Kit Foxes include Coyotes, Bobcats, Red Foxes, feral dogs, birds of prey and humans.

Subspecies: There are no subspecies of the Kit Fox.

Latin Name Vulpes macrotis
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location Western USA
Colour Sandy
Length 38 - 52 cms (12.5 - 20.5 inches)
Tail 22 - 32 cms (8.5 - 12.5 inches)
Weight 1.5 - 3 Kgs (3.25 - 6.5 lbs)
Life Expectancy

Up to 15 Yrs (in Captivity)

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