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Arctic Fox (Alopex lagopus)
Arctic Fox at North Carolina zoo
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Arctic Fox in summer coat
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ARCTIC FOX FACTSDescription
The Arctic Fox has white winter coat. The summer coat is grey to brown on the back, with lighter underneath. The pads on the soles of the feet are covered with fur for insulation. In milder climates, they may retain their darker coat throughout the year.
Polar Fox, White Fox, Blue Fox
Length: males - 83-110 cm; females; 71-85cm.
arctic and alpine tundra
small mammals. Also insects, berries, carrion,. In winter eats invertebrates, sea birds, fish, and small seals.
Litter size is normally 5-8. Young are born after gestation period of about 49-57 days. Up to 25 in a litter has been recorded. The young are weaned at about 2-4 weeks
arctic regions of Europe, Asia, North America, Greenland, and Iceland.