The Arctic Fox

The Arctic Fox is simply identified by its furry white winter coat. It is a small species of fox suited to one of the coldest places in the globe, the North Pole. arctic fox endangered animals Their size varies and they can be 2.3 to 3.5 long and tail 12-inches (.3m). They can be from 9-12 inches tall (.2-.3m). Again in weight they can be from 6.5-21lbs or 2.9-95kg.The fox doesn’t live long as it has a short lifespan of 3-6yrs. For them to live in such a cold place, their bodies will have to adapt to it by having features such as round small bodies so they are nothing to reveled to the cold winds and air and having short legs, muzzle and ears to trap heat inside and obviously a thick furry coat helps keep all the body warm. They usually lemming but can eat anything they find, even if it means hunting and savaging for leftovers. Their population spreads into the hundred thousand but is slowly decreasing as the lemming population lowers. It is found in Arctic, Alaska, Canada, Greenland, Russia, Norway, Scandinavia, and throughout Iceland. As the seasons come and go the fox cleverly changes it coat over time so it blends in with whatever season. To catch its prey the fox has to listen very carefully, once it has navigated its prey the fox leaps into the air breaking through a layer of snow where they prey hides underneath. From September to early May is when a female will mate. When she does, she will usually mate for life. In a litter 5-9 cubs can be born and both mum and dad help raise and guide them. The fox is endangered because of global warming, losing territory of home to the new neighbor the red fox and because of diseases spread by domestic dogs.

Video of Arctic fox.

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