Arctic fox

Vulpes lagopus
The Arctic fox, also known as the white fox, polar fox, or snow fox, is a small fox native to the Arctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere and common throughout the Arctic tundra biome. It is well adapted to living in cold environments. It has a deep thick fur which is brown in summer and white in winter. It has a generally rounded body shape to minimize the escape of body heat.

DIET

The Arctic fox preys on any small creatures it can
fi nd, including lemmings, voles, ringed seal pups, fi sh,
waterfowl, and seabirds. It also eats carrion, berries,
seaweed and insects.

FAST FACTS

Size: 9.8- 12 inches height
Weight: 7 lbs
Lifespan: 3 – 6 years in
the wild.

CONSERVATION STATUS

LEAST CONCERNED