Animal Age

How old does a Kit fox get? (age expectancy)

What is the maximal age a Kit fox reaches?

An adult Kit fox (Vulpes macrotis) usually gets as old as 20 years.

When born, they weight 69 grams (0.15 lbs) and measure 4 cm (0′ 2″). As a member of the Canidae family (genus: Vulpes), their offspring is 4 babies per pregnancy. Fully grown, they reach a bodylength of 56.4 cm (1′ 11″).

As a reference: Usually, humans get as old as 100 years, with the average being around 75 years. After being carried in the belly of their mother for 280 days (40 weeks), they grow to an average size of 1.65m (5′ 5″) and weight in at 62 kg (137 lbs), which is obviously highly individual.

A Kit fox gets as old as 20 years

The kit fox (Vulpes macrotis) is a fox species of North America. Its range is primarily in the Southwestern United States and northern and central Mexico. Some mammalogists classify it as conspecific with the swift fox, V. velox, but molecular systematics imply that the two species are distinct. It has also been called an American Fennec fox due to its large ears.

Animals of the same family as a Kit fox

Not really brothers and sisters, but from the same biological family (Canidae):

Animals that reach the same age as Kit fox

With an average age of 20 years, Kit fox are in good companionship of the following animals:

Animals with the same number of babies Kit fox

The same number of babies at once (4) are born by:

Weighting as much as Kit fox

A fully grown Kit fox reaches around 4.5 kg (9.92 lbs). So do these animals: