by Kayla Hollis, age 12
living creatures are unable to survive in freezing cold weather.
However the Arctic fox, has the ability to live in temperatures below
the summer, the Arctic fox is hard to spot because its fur turns to a
brownish color. During the winter, its coat turns white and blends
in with the snow. This ability to blend in is useful when stalking
prey. Not only is its coat a good disguise, but it also helps keep it
appearance of the Arctic fox is very similar to the red fox. But the
Arctic fox is smaller in size, and has smaller ears in proportion
with its body. Its small, short head, along with its soft, fur-lined
paws help keep its body heat in. Its paws are also good for gripping,
and are spread wide to stop the fox from sinking in soft snow. The
Arctic fox has a short but thick tail. On cold nights, the fox wraps
its tail around its legs and feet for extra insulation. The ears of
the fox are small, but lined with fur for body heat.
the Arctic fox eats birds, rodents, eggs, and mammals. It is found in
polar regions such as the mainland of North America and Northern
Scandinavia, near the North Pole.
Arctic fox may look like many other foxes and wolves, but its unique
quality’s make it stand out. This fox is one of the most commonly
seen Arctic animals.
[Source: The Encyclopedia of Animals]