Arctic Fox (Vulpes lagopus)

Award for Most Adapt to Environmental Change

Why is this organism the winner of this award?

The arctic fox changes its coat from a snowy white to a brown to match the season change

Where does this organism live?

Arctic tundra, through Alaska, Canada,Greenland, Russia, Norway, Scandinavia, and Iceland

What do they eat? small animal, including lemmings, voles, rodents, hares, birds, eggs, fish, carrion and scavenge on carcasses left by big predators. Berries when they can be found.

What is its habitat? Tundra


They use their tails like blankets and wrap them around themselves

Is this organism threatened or endangered? Why?

The arctic fox is classified as critically endangered in Finland, Norway and Sweden, also within the European Union. lack of rodents, climate change, which causes more trees and with more trees come an increased population of red foxes this causes competition over dens and kills the arctic fox.