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Arctic Fox

Vulpes lagopus

Range

  • Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Russia, Norway, Scandinavia, and Iceland

Habitat

  • Tundra

Diet

  • Lemmings
  • Voles
  • Rodents
  • Hares
  • Birds
  • Eggs
  • Fish
  • Carrion

Their fur coats change color with the season, going from stark white during the winter and then to grey or brown for the summer.

This adaptation allows them to blend into their environment no matter what time of year it is. The fur on the bottom of their feet, short ears, and a large tail help this species keep itself warm when temperatures fall down to -58 degrees Fahrenheit.  When food is scarce they follow polar bears and eat their leftover scraps.

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