Arctic Fox

Alopex lagopus

In times of heavy snow, the Arctic fox turns its attention from tracking down elusive lemmings and other terrestrial prey to following polar bears. Waiting patiently as a bear hunts, feeds, and finally moves on, the fox then sweeps in to feed on leftover scraps.

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: Lords of the Arctic
lengthLength: 1.5 to 2 ft
weightWeight: 6.5 to 9.5 lbs
life expectancyLife Expectancy: 3 to 6 yrs
habitatHabitat: Arctic tundra
dietDiet: Rodents, birds, fish, eggs, berries, and carrion