sign up (free!)
"With smaller, more rounded ears than a red fox, Arctic foxes have the warmest fur of any mammal – thick and lush to protect them from the bitter cold. Their furry feet pads are also designed for life in the Arctic; not only providing a layer of insulation but also giving extra traction on the ice." www.bradtguides.com
The Arctic Fox, Vulpes Lagopus, (formerly known as Alopex Lagopus), also known as the White Fox, Polar Fox or Snow Fox, is a small fox native to Arctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere and is common throughout the Arctic tundra biome.
THREATENED BY GLOBAL WARMING: The Arctic Fox, which faces competition from red foxes that are now able to expand their range into the tundra because of global warming. -http://www.allaboutwildlife.com/endangered-species/species-most-endangered-by-global-warming/4256