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Arctic fox

Vulpes lagopus

Description:

White Fur and black eyes. Their fur changes to a brown in the summer to help keep them hidden in the tundra.

Habitat:

Found in treeless tundra extending through the Arctic regions (usually in coastal areas), including Eurasia, North America, Greenland and Iceland.(This spotting was at Point Defiance Zoo).

Notes:

The decline of the fur-hunting industry is great news for the Arctic fox, but their long-term existence is still in jeopardy. Because they have so many pups per litter, populations can withstand a high level of hunting, but this does not allow for hunting when population numbers are low. Even in this captive setting I was lucky to get a picture of the two of them together.

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Brian38
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Brian38

Tacoma, Washington, USA

Spotted on May 22, 2017
Submitted on May 22, 2017

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