The Arctic Fox By Sharon Phu. Scientific Names Alopex lagopus Vulpes lagopus

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  • The Arctic Fox By Sharon Phu
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  • Scientific Names Alopex lagopus Vulpes lagopus
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  • Habitat/Ecosystem Arctic foxes live in the Arctic regions of Europe, Asia, & North America.
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  • Adaptations A thick, deep, & white winter coat A good amount of body fat A body shape built to conserve heat Furry soles
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  • Colors: Summer/Winter White arctic fox: Summer- mottled gray- brown Winter- white Blue arctic fox: Summer- dark gray-brown Winter- gray-black with a bluish tinge
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  • Human Use Humans hunt arctic foxes for their fur. They use it to make coats & other accessories (gloves, scarves, est.).
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  • Diet Living so far north, the arctic fox is not a picky eater. Lemmings, voles, ground squirrels, birds, birds' eggs, insects, fish, seaweed, berries, and carrion are all eaten by arctic foxes.
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  • Two Plants Nearby Arctic willow Purple saxifrage
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  • Two Animals Nearby Lemming Arctic hare
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  • Animals at the Genus Level Fennec fox (Vulpes zerda ) Tibetan sand fox (Vulpes ferrilata )
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  • More Facts Arctic foxes do not hibernate in the winter. Their dens have more than one entrance They mate for life
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