. Popular official guide to the New York zoological park . Zoos. 102 POPULAR OFFICIAL GUIDE.. SWIFT OR KIT FOX. fair condition, its coat of thick, silvery gray fur is as smooth and even as if recently trimmed by a barber. On the western plains, where it once had for companions the buffalo and prong-horn, the Swift is becoming rare. Its worst enemy is the deadly strychnine bottle of the ranch- man. This species does not thrive in the Pox Dens, and it will be found in the Burrowing Animal's Quarters, where it seems pleased to consider itself at home. In the Small-Mammal House is shown a new spec

. Popular official guide to the New York zoological park . Zoos. 102 POPULAR OFFICIAL GUIDE.. SWIFT OR KIT FOX. fair condition, its coat of thick, silvery gray fur is as smooth and even as if recently trimmed by a barber. On the western plains, where it once had for companions the buffalo and prong-horn, the Swift is becoming rare. Its worst enemy is the deadly strychnine bottle of the ranch- man. This species does not thrive in the Pox Dens, and it will be found in the Burrowing Animal's Quarters, where it seems pleased to consider itself at home. In the Small-Mammal House is shown a new spec Stock Photo
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. Popular official guide to the New York zoological park . Zoos. 102 POPULAR OFFICIAL GUIDE.. SWIFT OR KIT FOX. fair condition, its coat of thick, silvery gray fur is as smooth and even as if recently trimmed by a barber. On the western plains, where it once had for companions the buffalo and prong-horn, the Swift is becoming rare. Its worst enemy is the deadly strychnine bottle of the ranch- man. This species does not thrive in the Pox Dens, and it will be found in the Burrowing Animal's Quarters, where it seems pleased to consider itself at home. In the Small-Mammal House is shown a new species, closely allied to the above, from Phoenix, Arizona, recently described by Dr. C. H. Merriam as Vulpes macrotis, or the Large-Eared Swift. The Gray Fox, (Urocyon virginianus), is the fox of the South, even though it does range northward well into the territory of the red fox. This species is distinctly smaller and more lightly built than the red, its hair is not so luxu- riant, it is more shy and retiring, and its colors change very little. When hotly pursued by dogs it often climbs trees that are quite perpendicular, to a height of twenty feet or more. In captivity Gray Poxes are forever trying to escape by climbing, instead of by burrowing, as would naturally be expected. In temper, they are treacherous to their keepers, and also to each other, and as "pets" are anything but desirable.. Please note that these images are extracted from scanned page images that may have been digitally enhanced for readability - coloration and appearance of these illustrations may not perfectly resemble the original work.. New York Zoological Park; Hornaday, William Temple, 1854-1937; New York Zoological Society. New York : New York zoological Society

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