The Arctic Fox is circumpolar and can be found 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
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.