Arctic Fox

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

Fun Facts

  • 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.