Recovery Strategies

Recovery Strategy for the swift fox (Vulpes velox) in Canada

Swift foxes are cat-sized canids with pale yellowish-red and grey on the upperparts peppered with white and black-tipped hairs; they average 30 cm high at the shoulders and weigh 2.2-2.4 kg (James 1823, Bailey 1926, Soper 1964). Swift foxes have a characteristic black tipped tail and black patches on either side of the muzzle (Seton 1909, Rand 1948).

Consultation period: 2007-09-25 to 2007-11-24


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Shelley Pruss
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Parks Canada
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