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Arctic Fox

Vulpes lagopus

Description:

It has a deep thick fur which is brown in summer and white in winter. It averages in size at about 85.3 cm (33.6 in) in body length, with a generally rounded body shape to minimize the escape of body heat.

Habitat:

Taken at Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, Tacoma, WA, USA.

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10 Comments

Billo-kun
Billo-kun 7 years ago

Awww <3

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 7 years ago

It has all the beauty in the world! Wow!

KrantiAzad
KrantiAzad 7 years ago

So pretty series !!

Jacob Gorneau
Jacob Gorneau 7 years ago

What an excellent fox! I love the last photo! :-)

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 7 years ago

Lovely.. It's so pretty..

KarenL
KarenL 7 years ago

Fun fact! The Arctic fox is perfectly adapted to the harsh environment that it inhabits; The soles of its feet are furry, providing insulation against the snow that covers the Arctic tundra for much of the year, and its short ears and muzzle also help it survive temperatures as low as –58°F (-50°C). Arctic foxes live in burrows, and in a blizzard they may tunnel into the snow to create shelter; they also use their thick brush (tail) to cover their bodies when they are sleeping to stay warm.

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misako
misako 7 years ago

cute!

YukoChartraw
YukoChartraw 7 years ago

Awww so cute! The Point Defiance Zoo is near where I live, but I never knew they had the Arctic Fox! You know where I'm going this weekend. :-)

Jellis
Jellis 7 years ago

Pretty. I have been to Point Defiance many times but never took the time to go to the zoo

mauna Kunzah
mauna Kunzah 7 years ago

It's darling and doglike!

KimLomman
Spotted by
KimLomman

Tacoma, Washington, USA

Spotted on Dec 24, 2011
Submitted on May 2, 2013

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