Size (L): 70cm - 110cm
Weight: 1.4kg - 9.4kg
Top Speed: 45km/h
Life Span: 7 - 10 years
Conservation Status: Least Concern
About Arctic Fox
The Arctic Fox (also known as the white fox, polar fox, or snow fox) is a small white fox native to the Arctic regions. It is well adapted to living in cold places - it has a deep thick fur which is brown in summer and white in winter.
The Arctic fox preys on any small creatures such as: lemming, mouse, ringed seal pups, fish. It also eats carrion, berries, seaweed, insects. Arctic foxes form pairs during the breeding season and raise their offspring.
One of the most interesting behaviors of Arctic foxes is how they hunt. They have incredible hearing ears, which allow them to locate the position of their prey. When the Arctic fox hears its next meal under the snow-pack, it leaps into the air and pounces, breaking through the layer of snow right onto the prey beneath.
The Arctic fox was impacted by the fur trade because of its high quality pelt. It's still hunted now for its fur. The fur trade has decreased and the Arctic fox is not as rare as it once was.