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Arctic Fox

Vulpes lagopus

Habitat:

"The arctic fox lives in some of the most frigid extremes on the planet. Among its adaptations for cold survival are its deep, thick fur, a system of counter-current heat exchange in the circulation of paws to retain core temperature, and a good supply of body fat. The fox has a low surface area to volume ratio, as evidenced by its generally rounded body shape, short muzzle and legs, and short, thick ears."

Notes:

Arctic fox kits & their mother/father spotted at Shubenacadie Wildlife Park. :)

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10 Comments

Desmond.E.S.O
Desmond.E.S.O 5 years ago

Those are incredible pictures... and cute too

courtneyhitson
courtneyhitson 8 years ago

Awesome series of photos!! Love their beautiful markings!!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Yes... His eyes so lovely...!!

MaryOhkwari
MaryOhkwari 8 years ago

Glad you enjoyed them!

Ashish Nimkar
Ashish Nimkar 8 years ago

Love that neat 4th picture..
Nice work Mary..!!

MaryOhkwari
MaryOhkwari 8 years ago

Hahaha, thanks Mick, although your compliment should be targeted at Wikipedia ;) Hence the quotation marks... sometimes I want to share a certain bit of info on a spotting, but I usually don't have the time to formulate a good description myself, so I resort to finding one online.

Christiane
Christiane 8 years ago

So cute..

MickGrant
MickGrant 8 years ago

Good job Mary I like your energy coming with your discription - Thanks!

MaryOhkwari
MaryOhkwari 8 years ago

Thanks... I agree! :3

misako
misako 8 years ago

adorable!

MaryOhkwari
Spotted by
MaryOhkwari

East Hants District Municipality, Nova Scotia, Canada

Spotted on Sep 29, 2011
Submitted on Sep 29, 2011

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