The Arctic Fox is circumpolar and can be found Diet
throughout the Arctic region. This includes parts of
Canada, Russia, Greenland, Iceland Scandinavia,
Svalbard, and Alaska.
Arctic Foxes' diets consist of small mammals including
voles and lemmings, as well as on birds and their eggs.
Arctic Foxes are opportunistic and will sometimes
scavenge on dead carcasses of animals, and they are
often seen following Polar Bears to feed on the leftovers
the bears leave behind. Arctic Foxes will also eat some
vegetation such as berries.
Like many foxes, the Arctic Fox builds a den. For the
Arctic Fox the den can sometimes be in a hillside or river
bank, and will usually have multiple entrances and exits.
The Arctic Fox can be found in arctic or alpine tundra.
Size and Description
The Arctic Fox measures 3 - 3.5 feet in length from head
to tail. The weight of the Arctic Fox can range from 6 - 9
pounds, with females being smaller than males. Like
many animals of the tundra, Arctic Foxes have special
adaptations to help them survive in extremely cold
climates. These adaptations include fur on its paws to
help keep them warm, a thick, dense coat of fur around
its body, short ears, a small body, and a large and
bushy tail that it uses to curl around its body.
Arctic Foxes' mating season occurs in the spring, and
after a gestation period of 7 - 8 weeks a female Fox will
give birth to an average litter size of 6 - 8 kits.