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Arctic Fox

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The Arctic Fox lives in South America Northern and western Alaska and Canada Northern Canada south to northern Northwest Territories, northeast Alberta, northern Manitoba, northern Quebec, Russia, and Greenland; a few records indicate presence farther south in very extreme climates as low as -50°C . Their beautiful white coat (sometimes blue-gray), which gives them their winter camoflauge, helps them survived the cold climates. The arctic fox has fur on the bottom of its feet to protect it from the cold and keep frost out of their feet while digging. They have the warmest fur of any mammals. When the seasons change, so does their coat,

As summer begins, the arctic fox sheds its white coat for a brown one, perfect cover for summer. The change back to a winter coat occurs in September and October. By November the white winter coat is complete. Foxes of the blue coloring remain dark or charcoal colored all year but become a little lighter in winter, adapting to their surroundings. It helps them hunt: birds, rodents, and even fish. Arctic fox are scavengers, and will eat almost anything, including what polar bears have left behind when they have feasted. Also, when food is plentiful they will bury it for later.  Arctic fox walk along on top of the snow listening for the small creatures under the snow. When they hear one they jump up and down to break through the snow with their front paws. Once the snow is broken they can grab their prey. They also eat vegetables from time to time. Like a cat, their tails help their balance. But theri tails (or "brush") is espically useful as warm cover in the winter. Female Arctic Foxes can give birth to a liter of 14 pups. They can live up to 3 or six years. They are omivores. They weigh up to 17 ibs. 

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