This presentation will be about kit foxes. The
scientific name for kit foxes is Vulpes Malrotis. They
are also called the swift fox. You are going to learn
about their diet, interesting facts, habitat, and map of
range. Their evolutionary history is related to wolves,
coyotes, jackals, and domestic dogs.
Their diet consists of
mice, birds, frogs, insects, lizards and
rabbits. They will also eat many kinds of
fruit and berries. They will hunt for
eggs, kangaroo rats, meadow roles, prairie
dogs, snakes, fish, and ground dwelling
birds. They consume cottontail, black
tailed jack rabbits and hares.
Habitat and range
They live in the grasslands and deserts of western
North America. In rural areas, they prefer
farms, meadows, brushy places, and woods. The kit
fox favors arid climates, such as deserts scrub. Kit foxes
are found throughout western United States and in
northwestern and north-central Mexico. They live in
the drier parts of California such as the Mojave Desert
rub, and chaparral.
Foxes live in family groups while the young are
growing up. They do not form packs as wolves do. At
other times, live alone or in pairs. If one of a pair of
foxes is chased by an enemy, its mate may dash out of a
hiding place and lead the pursuery astray. The young
foxes stay near their den at first. By the time the kit fox
pups are seven to eight month old they have learned
and take care of themselves. A family often uses the
same den year-after-year to rear pups.
The kit fox are called the swift fox. Thought some
scientist believe they are separate species. That they
eat what is easy to find. As the afternoon sun sinks in
the sky a kit fox rests on a rocky ledge one looks out on
the surrounding desert landscape .It usually has a gray
coat, with rusty tones, and a black tip to its tail. Kit
foxes are among the smallest foxes in the Americans.