Arctic Fox

Vulpes lagopus

To survive in frigid Arctic temperatures, the Arctic fox wears a thick furry coat that even covers the soles of its feet. During heavy snow, the fox switches from hunting its own prey to feeding on scraps left behind by a polar bear when it moves on from a meal.

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: Lords of the Arctic
lengthLength: 1.5 to 2 ft
weightWeight: 6 to 20 lbs
life expectancyLife Expectancy: 3 to 6 yrs
habitatHabitat: Arctic tundra
dietDiet: Rodents, birds, fish, eggs, berries, and carrion