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Swift fox kit at Endangered Wolf Center

Swift fox kit at Endangered Wolf Center

The Endangered Wolf Center has welcomed its first litter of swift foxes in a dozen years. The three foxes were born to a "breeding trio" -- mom, dad and a second female who will help raise the kits. Breeding trios occur in the wild, but rarely in captivity.

The kits were born Mother's Day weekend and get their first shots Thursday. The swift fox was once critically endangered, but its numbers have bounced back thanks, in part, to the Endangered Wolf Center and other members of the Swift Fox Conservation Team, which have reintroduced the species to its historic range in Canada.

The public may meet the fox litter along with wolves and African wild dogs Wednesday through Sunday. The new 90-minute “PredaTour” is offered at 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $12, $10 for children. For more information, visit www.endangeredwolfcenter.org