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Wee Arctic Hunter 1 D3613
Wes and Dotty Weber
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This shot of this arctic fox was taken at the Point Defiance Zoo in Tacoma WA. The arctic fox is also known as the white fox, polar fox or snow fox, and is a small fox native to Arctic regions of the Northern Hemisphere and is common throughout the Arctic tundra. It is well adapted to living in cold environments. It has a deep thick fur which is brown in summer and white in winter. It averages in size at about 33.6 in. in body length, with a generally rounded body shape to minimize the escape of body heat.
They prey on any small animals they can find, including lemmings, voles, ringed seal pups, fish, and bird eggs. They will also eat carrion, berries, and seaweed. They form monogamous pairs during the breeding season and usually stay together in family groups of multiple generations in complex underground dens.
December 9th, 2012
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