Arctic Fox

Scientific name: Vulpes lagopus

Conservation status: Least concern

Come Meet our Arctic Fox!

Bones is a charismatic little fox who is a delight to watch! As the weather gets colder, you can watch as his coat gradually gets whiter and whiter each time you visit. In the summer, he sheds out his thick winter coat in large clumps to replace it with a sleek, brown-gray summer coat.

Adopt our Arctic Fox!

Coming soon! Soon you can adopt Bones to help fund his food, vet bills, enrichment, and care!

IUCN Red List Range

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Arctic Fox

Arctic Fox Bytes

  • Most Arctic foxes change from their grey coats to almost pure white in the winter to help them blend in with their icy world. A few called a "blue morph" don't change colors.

  • They can withstand temperatures as low as -94°F. 

  • Arctic foxes are highly adapted to cold weather. They have the thickest fur of any animal. Their short legs, small ears, and compact body all help to conserve heat. 

Conservation Challenge

 

Climate change is the biggest threat to Arctic foxes. Their sea ice and tundra habitats are shrinking due to warming and melting of the polar ice caps. You can help by doing your part to reduce climate change. Purchase goods and services from environmentally-friendly companies and hold companies accountable. Reduce electricity, energy, and gas use. Recycle and reuse.