Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
Species: Alopex lagopus
Geographic Range: Northern Canada, Russia, and Greenland
Size: 18-24 inches long, 6-17 pounds
Lifespan: 3-6 years in the wild
Conservation Status: Least concern
Como’s Arctic Fox
Find them with the Hoof Stock Map
- The arctic fox can survive temperatures as low as 60 degrees Fahrenheit below zero.
- Arctic foxes shed their winter white coats for a brown coat in the summer for better camouflage.
- Unlike the sleeker red fox, the Arctic fox has a stockier, smaller build with shorter limbs.
- An Arctic fox tail can be wrapped around the body or face like a scarf while the fox is at rest.