A colorful painting of an Arctic Fox in vivid blues and purples in a snowy wintery landscape in the high Arctic circle.
The Arctic Fox (Vulpes lagopus) is also known as the polar fox, white fox, and snow fox. They are a small species of fox that are native to the Arctic regions of North America, Iceland, Greenland, Europe and Asia. They are a member of the vulpine group of foxes, which is also known as the "true" foxes, which consists of 12 species and includes the red fox, kit fox, and fennec fox. There are five subspecies of Arctic fox, with four distinct subspecies living on islands.
The arctic fox feeds mostly on small mammals, such as lemmings, arctic hares, voles, and seal pups. They are opportunistic feeders, and will also eat sea birds, fish, carrion, berries, seaweed, and insects. They fall prey to polar bears, wolves, red foxes, golden eagles, wolverines, and grizzly bears.
March 28th, 2019
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