||Diet: Birds, rodents
- 68 cm (18 - 26 3/4 in), tail: up to 35 cm (13 3/4 in)
Arctic regions of Europe, Asia and North America
of the few truly arctic mammals, the arctic fox has well-furred feet and
small, rounded ears. It feeds on ground-dwelling birds, lemmings and other
small rodents and also eats the leftovers from polar bear kills and carrion,
such as stranded marine animals.
usually in the side of a hill or cliff, provide shelter, but arctic foxes
do not hibernate and can withstand temperatures as low as -50 degrees C
(-58 degrees F). A litter of 4 to 11 young is born in May or June after
a gestation of 51 to 57 days. They are cared for by both parents.