| Latin Name
| Conservation Status
|| Alaska, N Canada, Greenland, N Europe & N Asia
||White or Grey/Brown
||53 - 55 cms (21 - 22 inches)
||Approx. 30 cms (12 inches)
||Approx. 4 Kgs (8.75 lbs)
| Life Expectancy
Up to 10 Yrs
Arctic Foxes are a small species of fox. They have a body length between 53 and 55 cms (21 - 22 inches), a tail length of approximately 30 cms (12 inches) and they weigh in the region of 4 kgs (8.75 lbs).
Arctic Foxes can be found on tundra in Alaska, northern Canada, Greenland, northern Europe and northern Asia.
Arctic Foxes are omnivores and they mainly feed on lemmings, arctic hare, birds, eggs, seeds, berries and carrion.
After a gestation period of 49 - 56 days, Arctic Foxes give birth to 4 - 11 young. Both parents help to raise the young and they are weaned at 1 - 2 months old.
Arctic Foxes reach sexual maturity at 10 months old.
Predators of Arctic Foxes include polar bears, wolves and eagles.
Subspecies of the Arctic Fox include:
Bering Islands Arctic Fox
(Alopex lagopus beringensis)
Iceland Arctic Fox
(Alopex lagopus fuliginosus)
Pribilof Islands Arctic Fox
(Alopex lagopus pribilofensis)
Arctic Foxes are also known as: