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Swift foxes historically occurred throughout the short and mixed-grass prairies of the Great Plains. In February 1992, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) was petitioned by a private citizen to list the swift fox as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act. The USFWS concluded that listing of the swift fox was warranted but precluded because of higher listing priorities. In 2002, the USFWS removed the swift fox from candidate status.