This presentation will be about the kit fox.
The scientific name for the kit fox is Vulpes
macrotis. They are also called the island fox
and the swift fox. You going to learn about the
family life and their habitat.
Foxes eat birds, frogs, insects, lizards, and
rabbits. They also eat fruit, remains of dead
animals, fish, kangaroo rats, cotton tailed
rabbits, jack rabbits and snakes.
Grass lands and deserts of western North
America are their habit. Mojave Desert
occupying burrows sand dunes and under
grass mounds .
The kit fox is found only in western North
America in United States.
Foxes live in family groups while the young are
growing up. They do not form packs as wolves do. A
male and a female mate in early winter . They play
together and cooperate in hunting. If one of a pair of
foxes is chased by an enemy its mate may dash out of a
hiding place and lead the pursuers astray. Baby foxes
are born in a den. Baby foxes are called kits. At one
month of age they are ready to explore. The young
foxes stay near their den at first. They play and fight.
Then they learn to stalk and hunt. Foxes are able to
mate for the first time when they are nine to ten
months old although in some cases females do not
mate and have pups until they are nearly two . By the
time the fox pups are seven to eight months old they
have learned how to hunt and take care of themselves.
The kit fox is sometimes called the swift fox
though scientist believe they are separate
species. Kit foxes are among the smallest foxes
of the Americas . Quick reflexes make them
deadly predators. However, they can get eaten
by other animals.